Late 19th Century Afshar Extra Weft Wrapped Horse Cover Rug For Sale
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Late 19th Century Afshar Extra Weft Wrapped Horse Cover Rug

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This extraordinary Afshar horse cover is exceptional both for its rarity and its artistic merit. Executed in an extra weft wrapping technique, a field of 'boteh' paisleys is drawn against a tawny apricot ground. An inner reciprocal trefoil border folds back on itself and forms a new mirrored motif within the chest flap, while an outer white border of linked rosettes frames the entire piece. The distinctive palette of this piece is seen in many mid-century small Afshar pile pieces. In this case, the drawing and resolution of both motifs and borders speaks to a heightened understanding of design and execution on the part of the weaver. 1. Murray Eiland (ed.), 'Oriental Rugs from Pacific Collections' (San Francisco: SFBARS, 1990), pg. 76, pl. 43. 2. Parviz Tanavoli, 'Afshar: Tribal Weavers from Southeast Iran' (Tehran: MATN, 2010), pg. 175, pl. 101. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John Corwin.

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  • Production time
    Available Now
  • Place of origin
  • Date of manufacture
    Late 19th Century
  • Dimensions

    W 5 ft. 1 in. x L 4 ft. 11 in.

    W 154.94 cm x L 149.86 cm

  • Seller location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Seller reference number
    17382
  • Reference number
    LU85556917283

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