FIRST FLOOR GALLERY
LOT 11245 tabriz silk prayer rug.
NORTHWEST PERSIA, CIRCA LATE 19TH CENTURY. 5 ft. 6 in. x 4 ft.
SOLD: $2,500 + 25% Buyers Premium. 4 bids
Freeman's Comments: Fine overall condition with ends/sides
intact and generally full pile throughout, apart from some generally
minor wear in parts of mihrab. Rug is generally pliable, not dry or
Rug Rag Comments: Overall, a very beautiful deep bronze colored silk
Tabriz prayer rug in good to very good condition. We were unable to
view the carpet in its entirety, as it was hung higher up on the wall,
however we able to note two things: The carpet has an unusual canvas
backing for unknown purposes. Pile did not appear to be dry to the
touch, however it is unknown what affect this canvas backing has had on
the rug. This carpet showed nominal wear, slightly uneven in the
center of the rug. A very pretty example with rich yet subtle colors.
Note below both the ivory colored fabric backing sewn onto the reverse
side, and also the re-fringe work applied at both ends. We have never
seen these carpets with particularly long fringe, and believe they may
never have been produced with such.
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