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The Mysterious Lady of Garrus

The Mysterious Lady of Garrus

  • Number pon83

  • Material Wool

  • Style Pictorial

  • Origin Bijar

  • Type Tribal

  • Size 406 x 122

  • Age 1921

Story

This is an enigma.
It's a wool on wool Bijar runner of Garrus type, an old and highly regarded provenance. Most of the carpet is in Herati Mahi style but at the top we see a beautiful young lady with coiffed hair, manicured nails, rouge lipstick, fashionable hat, and an open necked robe. Not the typical Persian fashion sense of the early XX century.
Intriguingly, there is an inscription in mirror writing, with date. Deciphering it yields the equally mysterious name of Ostad Hamid Danieli and "Garrus, 1339".
As avant gardiste a rug as you will see.

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