A Collection of Exquisite Small Persian Tribal Weavings

Pile knotted saddle cover
Khamseh Confederacy
Southern Persia
Circa 1870
112 x 74 cm (44 x 29 in.)

Knot count: 16 H x 18 V = 288 kpsi.
Colours: red, faded fuchsia (fugitive), sky blue, dark blue, light yellow, emerald green, brown-black, ivory (8).
Condition: areas of wear and tear, missing at both ends and missing sections of side selvedge. A few holes. Conserved with a cotton backing.
Notes: The fineness of weave, colour combination and drawing of this truly unique horse cover justify the warning in the inscription, which says that whoever will attempt at stealing this horse cover will be severely punished. Therefore, in your best interest, the price is not negociable.
Provenance: German Bogner Collection, Munich.



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