Antique Qashqa’i Jajim

Circa 1900
Southern Persia
215 cm x 151 cm
7'0" x 4'11"

A very graphic tribal jajim flatweave of a type refereed to a Moj, composed of two joined panels each containing an array of polychrome vertical stripes in a variety of natural colours, each panel weaving an extra area in solid red.. The result is a mirror image pattern. What makes this example rather unique is the richness of the individual colours, as well the generous width of the vertical stripes. Furthermore, the quality of the individual dyes, which include a wonderfully saturated madder red, are indicative of an early vintage. The piece is in pristine condition. The resulting visual effect is highly abstract, ancient yet contemporary.

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