Fine Antique Gabbeh Kelleh Carpet

00214
Period
Circa 1860
Origin
Southwest Persia, Persia
Tribe
Bakhtiari tribe
Materials
Wool
Status
Available
Size
589 cm x 210 cm
19'3" x 6'10"

A rare and dramatic example woven in the kelleh format decorated by a lozenge-shaped saffron-yellow medallion on an indigo-blue background and by spandrels composed of four empty triangles, Given the uniqueness of such a large elongated format it is possible that this carpet was commissioned by a Bakhtiari tribechief.

Antique Textile Art, n. 11, p. 25

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