Specialist rug auction features rare Middle Eastern designs

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 15th June, 2016

A rare design pure silk superfine qum rug containing bas-relief images of Achamenian kings is among many scarce examples from Afghanistan and neighbouring Middle East countries as part of a specialist rug auction from 2pm Thursday June 16 at Leonard Joel 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The rugs are a real find for any auction goer looking to adorn the floor or wall of their home with these ancient examples of intricate craftsmanship.

Another fine example is the rare and collectable Kashmar zirkhaki rug – a solid dense weave featuring the traditional zirkhaki or archaeology design with a bold central medallion in a navy blue field of palmettes and excavated urns.

One of the rugs is a village weave from Hossainabad, another a fine Turkoman tekke tribal weave from the Khorasan Province and a third a vintage over-dyed Persian kashan – a contemporary Persian design of a vintage Kashan rug.

The auction also contains a Persian jajim flatweave tribal ottoman and kilim cushions. 

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