Herat Antique Oriental Rugs












 

Title:

Shahsavan Bag Face
Khamseh Region

Northwest Persia

Size:

23½" x 22" (+/-)

Circa:
1850
Cat. #:
407
Description:

This well preserved bag face was woven in the region between Mianeh and Bijar.

They are sometimes called Khamseh Shahsavan and perhaps more accurately Bijar Shahsavan.

Familiar members of the Shahsavan design repertoire are employed in the composition.

Subtle imaginative variations on classic motifs give this piece an aesthetic significance.

The natural dyes are well saturated with outstanding range; the resultant colors have developed an enviable patina.

Tanavoli has written that, '–the emerald green used in these khorjin is completely different from all other greens'. Tanavoli, Parviz, 'Shahsavan', at p. 259.

Condition:
Excellent. There is very slight wear to the selvedges.
Structure:
Sumak with extensive countering.
Price:
On Request
 
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