Textile Museum of Canada - Ashgabat to Istanbul - Oriental Rugs from Canadian Collections. Image courtesy Jaina Mishra
Qashqai | Jozan Magazine
Khamseh bagface, 19th.c.
QASHQAI, Southwest Persian, 3ft 10in x 7ft 4in, Circa 1850. This striking tribal rug is a quite rare over 150-year-old example of the extremely refined weaving and sumptuous dyeing of the most dexterous Qashqai tribal weavers. A desert people who were forever grateful for miracle of life, they often populated their carpets with boteh, or sprouting seed motifs, as in this astonishing antique rug. The field and borders of this tribal rug comprise a tour de force of splendiferous detail.
New Addition to the Bostonian Collection: Karadagh, 3ft 4in x 7ft 8in, Late 19th Century. A dramatic, overscale interpretation of the elegant Kufic border traditional to the antique rugs of the nearby Caucasus Mountains creates intense graphic energy in this incredibly innovative 19th century tribal rug in the seldom encountered Persian Karadagh style.
Persian Heriz rug, 1900
Bonhams auction Fine Oriental Rugs and Carpets will take place 17 May 2011 in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Viewings take place 7-9 May in San Francisco and 13-15 May in Los Angeles.....read more