Antique Prayer-Rug, Timuri Tribes, Borderlands of Eastern ...

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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 forthcoming 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'.
The majority of rugs illustrated in the article are from my own collection but this one will be advertised in the magazine 'for sale'.
£3,500
| $4,660 USD | €3,966 EUR