Price

£2950.00

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Silk Tabriz prayer rug dating to the last quarter of the 19th century.

It follows the classic format of a plain space pointing upwards into a mihrab, or prayer arch. The arch of this almost completely empty space is carried by two narrow columns, which separate the main space from two very narrow and smaller secondary spaces echoing the main body of the field on either side of the centre. The only ornament decorating the field is a downward facing, fan-shaped flower head emanating from a cup shape (a vase?) turned upside down. Two sprigs of white flowers face upwards into the mihrab. This arrangement is very unusual and would suggest that the weaver copied another prayer rug from memory and in the process of memorizing omitted the fact that these ornaments were traditionally lamps connected to the apex of the mihrab

The rug in a very pale palette is woven in silk on an all-silk foundation and is overall in good condition.

For a similar prayer rug on our website, see https://www.christopherleggeorientalcarpets.com/products/view/antique-tabriz-silk-prayer-rug/.

 

Dimensions

173 x 124 cm

Price

£2950.00



Stock number

7142
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The BADA Standard

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  • Members are elected for their knowledge, integrity and quality of stock
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