Afshar bag (230) (1077)

Afshar bag from south east Persia (Iran)

Age: circa 1890

Size: 2'.2"x2'.2" (66x66 cm)

On a navy ground there are six offset rows of octagons enclosing stars and forming a colorful over pattern.Filling in are: lazy S's,dots,rosettes,a boteh and a human figure.The ivory border employs connected bars.The outermost red and green keyhole reciprocal border surrounds the field.The original colorful herringbone pattern closure tabs are intact,and so are the abrashed red back and colorful cicim weft float pattern bumper in the back.All the colors are from natural sources.The piece is in good condition.

 

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