This interesting and valuable rug is of antique Tabriz weave, of finely blended colors and rare design.
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Royal Persian. 15th century. THIS is probably as near perfection as the woolen carpet of the East has ever come.
Indo-Persian Rug of the catalogue of oriental rugs in the collection of James Franklin Ballard.
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The carpet illustrated is an exceptionally beautiful fabric from the Adraskand valley, dating back to the eighteenth century.
Afghan Filpa Carpet. The carpet illustrated is a particularly line specimen of great age, with a warmth of color that stimulates the eye, and a luxusness of pile that suggests repose.
The Ardabil carpet is a famous Iranian Persian carpet from the 16th century and at the same time the oldest carpet in the world with a specific year of manufacture.
A 16th century Persian Royal Garden Carpet. (Reputed to have been made for Shah Abbas the Great for Sefavi Palace.) Date 1587-1628
The procession represents the Emperor, Akbar Shah II., surrounded by all the pomp of his court, proceeding along the edge of the Jumna river, accompanied by the British Resident and his staff. It is very characteristic of the past glories of the great Moghul House.
Oriental Rug probably from northern Persia. The arrangement of the arabesques in the main field is one of the most ingenious in Persian rugs.
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