MAHAJIRAN SAROUK, West Central Persian, 10ft 5in x 13ft 6in, Circa 1920. The best Mahajiran Sarouks are one of the most sought-after Persian carpet types from the first quarter of the 20th century, renowned for their exceptionally lustrous wool, captivating botanical designs, and uncompromising craftsmanship. These elements are immediately apparent in this superb vintage Oriental rug, where expert “abrash” or color striation creates a subtle layering of its warm rust-toned field color.
Caucasian Shirvan Prayer Rug from the 19th Century
DAGHESTAN, Northeast Caucasian 4ft 2in x 6ft 4in Circa 1875 Representing our expansive, world-class collection of much-loved antique Caucasian tribal rugs, this clearly drawn piece is distinguished by a with a quixotic color shift in its radiant cerulean blue field.
Laver Kirman "Tree of Life," 4ft 6in x 7ft 0in, Circa 1850. Fancifully rendered animal and bird motifs bring tremendous character to this collector's quality antique Persian Laver Kirman rug. A pair of lion’s cubs playfully chase baby gazelles in the burgundy red upper spandrels, while a duo of geese roost in the foliage beneath the flowering “Tree of Life” that dominates the rug’s field. A series of individually drawn birds are partially hidden among the blossoming plants of its main…