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19. 
Alg 1920
Medallion and pendants carpet
Tabriz, Hajijalili workshop
Northwest Persia
circa 1870
350 x 272 cm (116 x 811)


Notes: symmetrically knotted wool pile on a cotton foundation
Very rarely can one ascribe a carpet to the near mythical Hajijalili workshop with a relative degree of certainty, especially as these were never signed or embellished by any sort of inscription. The signature style lies however in the highly refined palette consisting of a characteristic parchment ivory background punctuated by touches of light rust and teal blue. The high quality of weaving as well as the use of a lustrous pile renders it among the most elegant manifestations of the Persian carpet revival period.

 



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