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Old May 24th, 2012, 03:14 PM   #9
Pierre Galafassi
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 87

Hi all,

FIG 1, FIG 2, FIG 3 show some more extant rugs from the seventeenth- to the nineteenth century, all featuring «wave» motifs and, again, woven in the northwestern part of Iran.
Am I wrong thinking that this particular rug motif is not frequent in other regions?

The major Il-Khanid school of miniature painting was based in northwestern Iran too (Tabriz).

This could be a mere coincidence, but could just as well indicate that the Il-khanid miniature-painters took their inspiration from rugs which were popular in northwestern Iran at the time (imported by the turco-mongol conquerors or indigenous), which motifs remained in fashion during several centuries.

FIG 1. Northwestern Iran. XVII XVIII. V & A museum

FIG 2. Northwestern Iran fragment . XVIII. 258X110

FIG 3. Northwestern Iran. XVIII XIX. 556X233. MET

Best regards
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