A Collection of Exquisite Small Persian Tribal Weavings

Pile khorjin face
Jaf Kurds
West Persia
Circa 1880
43 x 39 cm (17 x 15.5 in.)

Knot count: 12 H x 11 V = 132 kpsi.
Colours: light red, dark red, purplish brown, dark blue, grey, ivory (6).
Condition: missing at both ends in its conversion from bag to rug.
Notes: Woven with offset knotting, it represents a very rare Jaf bag variant with a ‘Beluch’ colour sensistivity. Published in Edoardo Concaro, Alberto Levi, ‘Sovrani Tappeti’, Milano 1999, plate 63, p. 83 (catalogue of an exhibition of antique weavings from Italian collections held in Milano during the 9th ICOC), both this and the preceding piece were part of my private collection for many years, hanging side by side in my old living room. A good comparable piece, with a similarly chopped lower end bu
Provenance: Cristina Bellini, Milano.



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