antique prayerrug timuri tribes borderlands of eastern persia western afghanistan

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


| $3,928 USD | €3,343 EUR

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The exceptional 19th century blue-ground prayer-rugs of the Timuri tribes are rare. This one is exceptional. It comprises a stylised 'tree-of-life' in the central indigo-blue field with trees depicted in the hand-panels at the top as well. The skirts, as in the very best examples, are fantastically brocaded and the wool is of the highest quality, sheared once a year from mountain fat-tail sheep.
I have written an article on the prayer-rugs of the Timuri in the last issue of Carpet Collector, a magazine aimed at connoisseurs of tribal weaving. In this article, I point out what I feel, are the wrong attributions of Timuri rugs being labelled 'Baluch'.
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