In this category I list recently acquired pieces of all groups and sizes for a duration of maximum 6 months after arrival, thereafter they appear in their respective sections. More images of any lot available on request. Updated 22/7/2022.
This lovely carpet is a perfect example of Bakthiari weaving from a time when they had settled into sedentary village life having lived a nomadic lifestyle for centuries. The charming design is well composed, woven freestyle without the aid of sterile cartoons, showing the wonderful playfulness of the weavers especially seen in the main border. The quirky improvisations and very beautiful, glowing natural colours, draw you in, searching for other surprises. See if you can spot the single goat and other small animals scattered around.
Small carpets of good age and character, in top condition, are extremely difficult to source, making this piece an exceptional buy. Lovingly cared for through the generations the carpet is in excellent condition, in near full pile throughout with original sides and ends intact and secured, virtually repair free. A treasure to add warmth and happiness to traditional as well as contemporary settings.