antique tribal rug 'masnad' afshar tribes kerman province southern persia

Antique Tribal Rug 'masnad', Afshar Tribes, Kerman Province, Southern Persia.



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Just magnificent! A very fine, rare small rug, probably made as a 'masnad' - a very special rug made as a ceremonial king's rug. When the king had no access to the royal throne, a small rug called a masnad substituted for the throne. The myriad of well-fed chickens depicted in the central indigo-blue field are generally associated with the nomads of the Khamseh Confederacy, but here we see the chickens rarely depicted in an Afshar piece! Very special indeed.
Size: 1.40m x 1.04m
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Internal Ref: BM1186

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