This is one of the best Afshar rugs I have had to date. The palette of colours is wonderfully rich and the wool soft and lustrous. It is unusual to see such a well preserved kilim ends which add to itís beauty. The central field is filled with stylised flowers and leaves which are clearly separated into horizontal bands where the design abruptly stops and a thin line of the background blue draws the boundary. This separation reminds me of Kuba cloth with its overall design punctuated by horizontal or vertical lines. The multiple vibrant borders are a feature of Afshar rugs and do justice to the rich central field.
Size: 190 x 127 cm
Date: Late 19th C
Condition: Good condition with just a little wear to the field and one small hole to the border. The ends and side are good and original.
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