Drawn with a true tribal folk spirit, using radiant color against a dark coffee-brown ground, this Shahsevan rug paints rows of blossoming palmettes that blend floral forms with more elemental linear geometry. A host of smaller geometric elements fill the field, along with double headed animals and even a cluster of nude male figures. 1. Edoardo Concaro and Alberto Levi, 'Sovereign Carpets: Unknown Masterpieces from European Collections' (Milan, Skira,1999). 2. Murray L. Eiland, Jr. (ed), ' A World of Carpets and Textiles' (Washington DC: ICOC, 2003). Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Wendel Swan.
Shahsevan rug19th C (1st half)
- Areas of the brown field have been restored due to corrosion of the wool. Other areas of restoration. Selvedges not original.
- 4' 5"
- 9' 10"
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