Rare Persian rugs to appeal to auction goers

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 19th September, 2017

A superfine Isfahan pure Persian Caspian silk ground rug is a major highlight of Leonard Joel’s forthcoming Specialist Rugs auction from 2pm Thursday September 21 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The rug, which features the traditional “tree of life” design, is a master weaver Hossain Mohammadi Atelier creation of 700,000 knots per square metre and carries a catalogue estimate of $7000-$8000.

Other rugs of note in the auction include a superfine Bidjar Tekkab Kork wool pile – a rare and collectable superfine weave of approximately 600,000 knots per square metre.

This rug has a rare design anchored star-shaped medallion and angular quartered corner medallions set within a black field.

A superfine Kashmiri Srinagar 100 per cent pure silk pile is another rug bound to grab the interest of auction goers.

Featuring a classical floral design of circular medallion and quartered corner medallions in a navy blue field of palmettes, motifs and tendrils, the rug is a superfine weave of 650,000 knots per square metre.

Other rugs to grab buyer attention include a special over-sized Kashan, hand knotted in 100 per cent wool in classic Kashan book cover design with elongated central medallion and quartered corner medallions in a red background of 16th century Shah Abbassi palmettes and tendrils.

Another is a fine masterpiece Kashan signed in the master weaving studio of Shadsar. 

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