You be the judge... It's a very rare instance this type of rug is 'woven
twice.' We're huge fans of silk Heriz carpets, and this is a
spectacular example we now believe to be in the hands of the nazmiyal collection in Manhattan.
Above: Comparing the two, pay close attention to similarities
in varying border width and shape - almost identical in each image,
especially the upper right hand quadrant. The image above and on the
left may be seen on Nazmiyal's website (inventory number 3087) where the piece is documented as measuring 6'8" x 9'11".
from a Sotheby's sale on October 30th, 1982 (Above and Right, Below and Right) was either unsold, passed
or withdrawn. The carpet had an estimate of $80,000 / 100,000.
Sotheby's measured the rug at 6'8" x 10'.
Today at auction, it's not uncommon for an exceptional silk Heriz to
fetch $900 + per square foot, although accurate 'value' projections for
these types of rugs are highly dependent upon multiple variables. This
particular rug is more unusual: Typical size for this genre rug is
ordinarily found in the 4' x 6' range, with decreased production in
each incrimental size over. This in itself increases the rarity, and
unique investment opportunity.