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Antique Persian Khoy Carpet in Cream, Green, and Indigo Wool

$7,500

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This antique Persian Khoy carpet circa 1900 measures 4’9” x 7’10” and belongs to the Orley Shabahang Antique Collection. Featuring a traditional Persian hand-knotted weave, this carpet exhibits a soft and plush pile and durable foundation. The pile consists of hand-spun wool is organically dyed in blue, green, cream, gold, pink, and red. Weavers still utilize and prefer these organic dyes for their bright and fade-resistant qualities. This Khoy Tabriz design depicts a stylized Persian flower garden. The gold, blue, green, pink, and red dragon and hyena motifs decorate the interior cream field. The central medallion, encompassed by a rich blue foreground, houses additional hyena, bird, and the tree of life motifs. Like the inner medallion, the artist has fully utilized the space within the field, adorning it with flower and bird motifs. The detailed interior design is surrounded by a multi-level border, echoing similar stylized flower, tree, dragon, and hyena motifs that interconnect. Like the carpet’s design, the symbolism within this piece is quite complex and layered. In Persian culture, the dragon symbolizes an emperor or a spiritual leader. The animal motifs, resembling hyenas, express wickedness or evil among human tendencies. The juxtaposition of the dragon and hyena thus symbolizes the struggle between good and evil. Since this carpet measures just under 5' x 8', it is perfect for a bedroom, a living room, or wherever a small area rug is needed.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Width: 57 in. (144.78 cm)Length: 94 in. (238.76 cm)
  • Style
    Tabriz (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Wool,Hand-Knotted,Hand-Woven,Vegetable Dyed
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1900-1909
  • Date of Manufacture
    1900
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: FG 155 - Ant. Khoy 1stDibs: LU944223269672

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    Ships From: Milwaukee, WI
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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