Circa 1900
Northern Persia
152 cm x 137
4'11" x 4'5"

An extremely fine Hezar Jerib sofreh, distinguished by the use of a very precious type of wool which feels almost like silk, imparting a jewel-like quality that is almost impossible to convey by picture. The deceivingly simple composition is arranged over two panels, each with a plethora of shades of apricot, with both ends in black delicately embellished in the same apricot through weft twining. The juxtaposition of the two panels creates a kind of rift in the horizontal flow of the pattern, imparting a particular visual dynamic to the composition. The exceptional quality of this cover suggests that it was intended as part of the dowry. Weavings of this type have quickly disappeared from the art market and represent the pinnacle of tribal textile art.

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