Afshar rug (121) (968)

Afshar rug from south east Persia (Iran)

Age: circa 1890

Size: 4'.7"x3'.2" (140x97 cm)

The navy field displays small multicolor botehs in primarily alternating rows and detailed in yellow,red,blue and ivory.There is a small animal near one corner as well as several rosettes.The ivory main border employs a faceted geometric vine in blue from which sprout stylized palmettes.There is a geometric wave motif inner yellow border and two red ribbon pattern minor borders.There is one barber pole narrow line present.At each end is a soumak flatweave panel with two rows of stylized botehs flanking colorful rhomboids.All the colors are from natural sources.This sweet rug is in good condition. 

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