Afshar. Circa 1900. 48"x52"
Minor oxidation of some browns. Much of the black appears to be naturally black (from lack of oxidation).
Minor loss to ends. End panels are there, but guard stripe around them may be missing a few knots.
Minor low pile
Top of rug
Bird in main field and in both borders
More birds around medallion
Peacocks in both borders
Top in good shape
Area of missing fringe at bottom of rug
Dutch auction house numbers
Repiled in reddish brown region just above quarter (not really visible)
View of back of repiled area
Repiled just above quarter
Back of rug
Photo of back
Medallion with free form designs. Note oxidation of browns.
Top left. Nice glowing botehs.
Top right. Right side has more sparse design.
Bottom right. Again, right is less crowded.
Bottom right. Missing a few knots.
Photo of weave.
Sorry for the odd angle (was on ladder for photo). Brighter area on the left 1/3 is just sunlight. Rug is *not* discolored.
Top left corner. Top has worst wear.
Field in bottom of rug
Field in top of rug
Back. (sunlight on left 1/3, not abrash)
Afshar, 1920s, thick, full pile
Top of 1920s Afshar
Bottom of 1920s Afshar
Marking from Dutch auction house
Repaired area to the right of the quarter. I used this rug on the floor for two years without problems.
Second repaired area to left of quarter. Weave 9v x 12h (unusual)
Selvedges in great shape all around. Bottom has flatweave
Kurd, NWP, circa 1900, top half of rug
Kurd, NWP, circa 1900. bottom half of rug
Stepped diamonds with good mix of colors
Electric blues with black areas in full pile
Some darker colors were with dye that oxidized
Part of one diamond with fucshine dyed cotton
Other diamond with fucshine dyed cotton
Original braided edges. Top of rug missing a knot or two (secured). Borders and much of field have thick pile
Bottom of rug has original flatweave
Photo of weave
Two Fucshine diamonds stand out. I do not know if they were a later repair, or part of the original rug. That they are near each other, and have the same portion of the diamond replaced with cotton suggests it may have been a planned feature of the rug.
Two fuchshine diamonds near each other stand out. I do not know if the fuchshine cotton is a later repair or part of the original rug. I am unsure since the two fuchshine parts are near each other (but not right next to each other), and replace about the same part on each diamond.
Area that looks like it was cut and shut so rug lies flat.
Looks like vertical repair so that rug lies flat. Rug survived nicely some time in hallway, so is certainly not fragile.
Northeast Persian, either Baluch or Kurd (much disputed as to which with strong opinions both ways)
Main field has low pile with no exposed foundation
Top of rug has flatwoven ending, and a sleeve for hanging
Photo of back. Done under relatively dim fluoresent lighting
Close up of weave, synthetic purple, and selvedges.
Weave. Wefting changes color several times.
Closeup of main field. Nice greens.
Area of repair on the Baluch
Baluch with Yomud asmalyk designs, 3rd quarter 19th century.
Area of worst wear
Decent amount of wool in the borders
Weave (blue cloth is sleeve for hanging) with some original hair selvedges