Antique Minimalist Jajim Flat-Woven Rug

260 cm x 127 cm
Northern Persia
Circa 1930

A very graphic tribal jajim wool flat-weave composed of two joined panels each containing an array of forest green stripes of varying widths on an ivory background. The result is a wool flat-weave with a mirror image pattern having a central stripe that is considerably wider than the others. What makes this example rather unique is the unusual ivory/green colour combination, as green is a colour which is very rarely used in the textile tribal art of the Near East as it is quite complicated to obtain, as it involves a very careful mixture of indigo blue and saffron yellow. The resulting visual effect is highly abstract and reminiscent more of Western contemporary art rather than Middle Eastern tribal art.

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