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Old March 28th, 2017, 11:28 AM   #14
George Herteg
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 3

Hi everyone,

Sorry to "barge" in as I'm just a novice, but I found the small border design familiar.. I must have seen it in a book plate somewhere while reading about bidjars and hamadan rugs. So after a few searches I found it - Plate F, Fig. 8, Page 159 from Oriental Rugs -Antique and Modern by Walter A. Hawley.

"A very common form of a vine with pendant is shown in Plate F, Fig. 8. This pattern is seen in a large number of Persian rugs, such as Mosuls, Bijars, Kurdistans, and Hamadans. Each flexure of the vine is enlarged to almost the form of a leaf, and between them is a branching pendant."

This is the link to the image:

I also think there are two things consistent with bidjar rugs, the warped weft lines at the back and the colors. If it is a bidjar, with cotton foundation, then it must be from 20th cent.

I'm sorry, I didn't want to disregard any previous, much more experienced, opinions in any way, just wanted to point out the border design similarity I noticed. Maybe it will help somehow with attribution.
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