antique prayer rug timuri tribes borderlands of east persiawestern afghanistan

Antique Prayer Rug, Timuri Tribes, Borderlands of East Persia/Western Afghanistan.


Price

£3,500
| $4,660 USD | €3,966 EUR


Item Ref

TL1

Description

This beautiful 19th century prayer rug, made by Timuri tribes on the borderlands of eastern Persia and western Afghanistan, has been in a US collection for over 60 years.
The rug is in excellent condition and retains its complete brocaded skirts at each end. As is the case with 19th century Timuri work, the vegetable-dye wool is of a superior quality, taken from their fat-tailed sheep, fed on the luscious grass in their summer pastures, high up in the Band-i-Baba and Sia Bubak mountains. The central field comprises of a rare Timuri 'tree' design with highlights of turquoise, which is not easy to see in the attached photos, but I can assure you, it is there!
A rare find and a highly collectable little rug of the Timuri nomads.
Size: 1.37m x 0.81m (4' 6" x 2' 8").
Viewing by appointment only.
Internal Ref: TL1



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