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Old July 9th, 2018, 12:24 PM   #1
Gerry Gorman
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Hi all, I don't think this rug has much age but I liked the size, almost square at 5 ft X 4.5ft. Some wear but overall it's in good nick. Dyes seem pretty good. I'd be interested in knowing more about the medallion design and the boteh populating the field. It seems to me to have some balouch aspects to it's border design. Any and all comments are welcome.









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Old July 9th, 2018, 01:36 PM   #2
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The first to things that come to my mind...

1) Kurd field and guard borders
2) Heriz medallion

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Old July 9th, 2018, 01:47 PM   #3
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Hi Gerry,

This is Afshar from the vicinity of Kirman, and a rather nice-looking one in my opinion. Afshars weave in many venues, and for the most part, in different 'styles' in their various locations. This rug is exemplary of the output in southeastern Iran. If you have access to A. Cecil Edwards, The Persian Carpet (1952), the subject is addressed at length.

BTW, the 'squarish' proportions are typical for this type of Afshar.

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Old July 9th, 2018, 02:28 PM   #4
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Hi Ken/Rich,

Thanks for your comments and input. It was the squarish proportions that attracted me, it's just a nice sized rug. Afshar seems right I guess. Now all I have to do is decide where to put it, I'm running out of floor space and it would be a shame to just put this into storage. I need to save some cash and buy one of those big old Georgian period houses which would allow me to continue my addiction. Even when I'm not looking to buy a rug, I spot one somewhere and it ends up in the back of my car!

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Old July 9th, 2018, 02:42 PM   #5
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Hi Gerry,
Quote:
Now all I have to do is decide where to put it
Do it in the old ways:

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Old July 9th, 2018, 05:53 PM   #6
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Gerry
They are often called Shahr Babak, after the city near Kerman. Typically they have two medallions. You got a nice one.
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Old July 9th, 2018, 07:39 PM   #7
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Thanks Jim,

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