Safi Khani tribe
61 x 56 cm (24 x 22 in.)
|| 12 H x 14 V = 168 kpsi.
|| rust red, coral red, dark blue, light yellow, maroonish brown, ivory (6).
|| excellent considering it is half of a rather large double saddle bag. Full silky pile, original sides and ends.
|| this is the only piece I ever handled for this group, first defined by Parnham and Azadi in their ‘Tribal and Village Rugs from Fars’ (1992). I have seen Safi Khani weavings of this group appearing in the Kossow Collection Rippon Boswell sale and on rugrabbit.com. I always had a soft spot for octagonal centralized designs - in my eye they feel extremely Turkic and archaic.
|| Andy Lloyd, Bath.