This is the oldest and largest work of Grand Master Mohammad Dabir Al Sanaye' that I have seen. Carpets bearing his (authentic) signature are extremely important and collectible, marking a turning point in Persian carpet design.
This masterpiece has one of the earliest incarnations of what would come to be known as the signature "classical Kashan" style of central medallion on a sea of lotus flowers. However, it does so with style by incorporating two royal Qajar crowns. This indicates it may have been a commission for one of the palaces or princes of the ruling dynasty. The quality of the Manchester Kork wool is buttery fine as you would expect.
Perfect condition. A landmark moment in Persian carpet history. A dream. No other way to say it.
“You don’t just buy a rug from Dr Maktabi... It’s an experience, a rich one! You learn about history, culture & art. And more importantly you feel euphoric!” Dr Siamak Abolhassani, Expert Medical Care Clinics, Victoria, Australia 🇦🇺
The idea of purchasing valuable rugs and other artwork online from an overseas seller is daunting for several reasons, not least of which is the fact that, not being able to examine and feel the rug for yourself, you are never entirely certain that the origin, age or condition of the rug corresponds with the dealer’s description. For me, I could never take this step unless I had absolute trust in the integrity of the dealer, and my recent experience with Hadi confirms that my faith in him was well placed. Every detail of the antique rug expertly explained by Hadi was accurate and when I finally received the actual rug, it turned out to be even more stunning than his photos depicted. F. Alsagoff, Singapore
I first met Dr. Maktabi as a lecturer on carpet history and was captivated by his passion for the subject. Only later I knew him as a dealer, though even in our financial transactions, Hadi has been a gentle guide and friend. He has understood my taste and interests and made wonderful suggestions, but never in a pushy way. That is to say I have enjoyed working with him on several levels and wish to continue our excellent relations and dealings far into the future. A. Harvey Pincis, formerly Dar Al Athar Al Islamiyyah Museum (Kuwait), Latvia 🇱🇻