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Antique Sauj Bulagh carpet

Circa 1850
505 × 297 cm 16’6” x 9’8”


A rare early Antique Sauj Bulagh long carpet in exceptional original condition and striking colours! This stunning carpet dates from circa 1850-1860 and they were woven from the Kurdish region in the far Northwest of Persia. They are known for combining elements of classical Persian drawings with a bold and vividly colourful village aesthetic.

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This Sauj Bulagh carpet draws floral elements organized in a lattice around a central rosette. Ultimately this may be a local variation of the classic Persian all-over ‘Herati pattern’ used in the 18th century. The wool is soft and lustrous and the colours are luminious against a deep indigo field. A beautiful carpet in great pile and in fantastic original condition.  The border is extremely wide too which is typical of earlier carpets from this region.

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