Antique Northwest Persian Kilim 4'7"×17'0"
C. 1890 Same tonality and layout as a contemporaneous Bidjar pile carpet. The sparsely decorated lovely madder sub-field shows a pole medallion of three teal lozenge-form medallions enclosing rosette wreaths and central small hexagons. Navy field thins along the zig-zag sides and widens at the ends to form deep spandrels with abstract flowers. Plain red outer border and middle straw/ black reciprocal keyhole band. Fairly dense weave, all wool construction, natural dyes. Unusual and rare piece. Also unusual format. Visible end reduction, but overall in good condition.
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