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18 Century Sauj Bulagh

18 Century Sauj Bulagh

  • Number 1165

  • Material Wool

  • Style All Over

  • Type Tribal

  • Origin Kurdish

  • Size 742 x 242

  • Age 1750 - 1800


A long time ago, in a galaxy far away.. The world of carpets was much different to today. This is an excellent example of a notable group of Kurdish weavings falling under the Mina Khani design category. They were woven in the district of Sauj Bulagh in the 18th century and influenced the development of Persian carpet design throughout the 19th and 20th. In my book "The Persian Carpet: The Forgotten Years 1722-1872" I proved by way of inscribed and dated examples that this particular type was woven in the period 1775-1800. This palatial example was certainly commissioned for the mansion of a Khan, royal prince or an aristocratic dignitary judging by its size. The weave is fine yet sturdy and the dye materials from another planet. Most carpets from this period are in museums already and hardly any are available on the global market in any condition near this.

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