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FROM THE COLLECTION OF ABDI ROUBENI

A unusually fine Saber Mashad carpet, Northeast Persia
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126

FROM THE COLLECTION OF ABDI ROUBENI

A unusually fine Saber Mashad carpet, Northeast Persia
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A unusually fine Saber Mashad carpet, Northeast Persia
approximately 425 by 321cm; 13ft. 11in., 10ft. 6in.
second quarter 20th century, with inscription 'Saber' 
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Catalogue Note

At the turn of the 20th century there was a resurgence of grand, highly refined, carpet weaving in Mashad; Abbas-qoli Saber is one of the master weavers who pioneered the revival of workshops producing superior quality pieces. A former student of the great master Amoghli, Saber was renowned for his skill and completed commissions both for Eastern and Western officials. The carpets he produced have a richness of palette, using the finest of wools, and are inspired from great classical carpets of the past.  Roubeni purchased this particular carpet with the assistance of Gholam Ali Kirmanshahi, a highly respected carpet broker in the Bazaar in Tehran.  By repute, it had come from the collection of Fawzia Faud, Queen of Iran from 1939-45 as the first wife of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

This carpet has an unusually high knot density for a work of such proportions –in excess of 20,000,000 (20 million) - a mark of the extraordinary skill and diligence one can associate with works produced from the Saber workshop. For further information on the masterweavers in Mashad see Shaffer, D., ‘Amoghli’, Hali, Summer 2016, issue 188, p. 107.

For an introduction to The Abdi Roubeni Collection of pieces in this sale, see lot 116.

Other lots in the sale from the collection are: Lots 74, 116-125 & 145-156

Please note that there may be restrictions on the import of property of Iranian origin into some or all member countries of the Gulf Co-Operation Council.  Any buyers planning to import property of Iranian origin into any of these countries should satisfy themselves of the relevant import regime. Sotheby's will not assist buyers with the shipment of such items into countries of the Gulf Co-Operation Council.

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