A Collection of Exquisite Small Persian Tribal Weavings

Pile chanta
Afshar tribe
Sirjan area
Southern Persia
Circa 1880
28 x 30 cm (11 x 12 in.)

Knot count: 13 H x 11 V = 143 kpsi.
Colours: brick red, light orange, light blue, dark blue, light green, dark green, dark brown, ivory (8).
Condition: excellent, complete with back.
Notes: Sirjan (Saidadad) weavings are distinguished by their Bijar-like handle and by a peculiar way in which the wool refracts light. Here the effect is as if one is looking through stained glass. For further reading about this group of rugs from the Kerman province please refer to Richard Purdon, ‘In Search of Neyriz’, Hali 161, pp. 82-88.



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