antique prayerrug timuri yaqoub khani tribe western afghanistan

Antique Prayer-Rug, Timuri Yaqoub Khani Tribe, Western Afghanistan.



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This stunning prayer-rug belongs to the Yaqoub Khani tribe of the Timuri, and made around 1890-1900. The glowing tan/soft yellow natural camel field comprises a stylised tree design with alternating willow leaves ('nakshe barge bidi' in Persian) and a cruciform motif within a rectangle. Forming part of the inner border pattern is a reciprocal 'birds-heads' symbol in glowing indigo-blue. In mint condition with original brocaded skirts, this is a beautiful example of the type. See 'Carpets in the Baluch Tradition' by Siawosch Azadi, page 177, for another example of Yaqoub Khani Timuri work.
Size: 1.50m x 0.91m (4' 11" x 3' 0")
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