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A SILK HERIZ CARPET
NORTH WEST PERSIA, CIRCA 1860

Price Realized $29,873

Sale Information
Christies SALE 6283
CARPETS
13 April 2000
London, King Street

LOT NOTES
Lot Description
A SILK HERIZ CARPET
NORTH WEST PERSIA, CIRCA 1860
The lemon-yellow field with attenuated ice-blue arabesques enclosing angular flowering vine around a shaded indigo lozenge medallion with pendants containing angular vine around the cusped concentric tomato-red, lemon-yellow, mushroom-pink and indigo floral centrepiece, the large linked ice-blue spandrels with cartouches issuing scrolling arabesques and flowering vine, a part medallion in the centre of each side, in a shaded silver-grey border of meandering attenuated ice-blue arabesques interlaced with delicate flowering tendrils between brick-red flowerhead and serrated leaf and olive-green floral meander stripes, a striped Soumac band at each end, some areas of wear, a very few cobbled repairs, small area of tinting in central medallion
10ft. x 8ft.7in. (305cm. x 261cm.)

Lot Notes
This remarkably beautiful silk Heriz carpet displays an unusual deftness on the part of the weaver; where an extra detail is required in the rug an extra knot or even pair of knots has been inserted without any distortion of the structure.