Sunday, November 27, 2016

Large Bakhtiari carpet 23ft.4in. x 12ft.6in.

This carpet appears related to the large Bakhtiari Khan's Carpet group. This one is not inscribed but it is typical of the type.
The rugs as a group show a high degree of sophistication. The wool quality is high and the dye quality is exceptional. But the rug is not the product of a cartoon design, As we can see in the image directly below. Following the work of Jon Thompson we can see that the corner lacks the design resolution of the corner turn. What we have here is more kin to very high quality Tribal weaving of incredible size. This matches up with stories I head years ago that the best weavers in the tribe many of them Grandmothers would weave for the Khan.



Sale 1146
Oriental Rugs and Carpets
8 October 2013, London, King Street
Lot 36
A LARGE BAKHTIARI CARPET
WEST PERSIA, CIRCA 1900
Price Realised
GBP 10,000
USD 16,060
Estimate  GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 12,824 - USD 19,236)

A LARGE BAKHTIARI CARPET
WEST PERSIA, CIRCA 1900
Localised wear, scattered small repairs and repiling, localised light stains, selvages partially frayed
23ft.4in. x 12ft.6in. (710cm. x 381cm.)

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