Afshar rug (78) (691)

Afshar rug from south east Persia (Iran)

Age: circa 1890

Measurements: 6'.0"x4'.4" (183x132 cm)

The red ground displays a hexagonal slender ivory lattice enclosing stylized light red palmettes along with small flowers and light blue cruciforms.In addition there are small cloudband shapes and other stylized devices scattered around.The brown main border has a running diamond lattice composed of tiny white dots and enclosing snowflake shapes.The medium blue minor borders have a simplified three part palmette and leaf pattern.The handle is soft and pliable.The colors are from natural sources.The ends and sides are original and the pile is good except for some areas where the pile is low.

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