Antique Afshar Vase Design Rug, Second Half of the 19th Century
Antique Afshar rug of 'vase' design on an ivory ground. This is a scarce rug of very fine weave, the design is a large vase with a floral spray surrounded by flowers and leaves with stars. The borders are beautifully drawn examples of classic Afshar designs. The rug has a wonderful array of soft pastel colours.
The rug is in good condition for its age, it has a very thin cloth like handle, even overall wear with low pile. There are some old re-weaves and repairs scattered throughout the field. Very soft wool, hand washed and ready for use or display as a wall hanging.
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Origin: Afshar tribe, Persia
Age: Second half of the 19th century
Size: 5ft 0in x 4ft 6in. (153 x 137cm)
Antique Afshar Vase Design Rug, Second Half of the 19th Century - PM-02