Size 205 x 119
Prior to the Ziegler led Revival of the 1870s, Farahan was one of the foremost weaving centers in Persia. Leading Qajar dignitaries set up private workshops as side businesses and tapping into the area's superb wool and the locals' natural flair with weaving. This masterpiece in the soon-to-be baptized Zilli Sultan style is an awesome exemplar of that.
Saffron dyed with a remarkable central axis leaving the sides of the field quite vacuous in a most charming way. The border is another tour de force with its sequence of delicately drawn flowering vases. This style was to be termed Zilli Sultan as of the 1880s. Observe the row of tiny booths hugging the border from the edge of the field and wonder at the level of attention, dedication and skill needed to create the two pyramids of color either side of the medallion. This artwork is one of those that makes me proudest to own and is almost impossible to replace.
Perfect condition. Museum quality. For further info see 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐩𝐞𝐭: 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝟏𝟕𝟐𝟐-𝟏𝟖𝟕𝟐.
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