Posted by Wendel Swan on February 10, 1999 at 09:37:21:
For years this Sil-I-Soltan published in Oriental Carpets by Robert de Calatchi as plate 69 has puzzled me. For the longest time I refused to believe that human faces were intentional.
However, as I said in a prior post, there is a tradition of duality of images in Persian weaving and I now could accept that this rug expresses duality as botehs with human faces.
Although it doesn't show here, the botehs are the bottom of the rug are just botehs, not either real or imagined faces.
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