A unusually fine Saber Mashad carpet, Northeast Persia
- wool, pile
- approximately 425 by 321cm; 13ft. 11in., 10ft. 6in.
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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.
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