A SHASHAVAN BAGFACE, NORTHWEST IRAN
approximately 57 by 55cm; 1ft. 11in., 1ft. 10in.
Ground is camel wool. Greens feel as if probably partially repiled, as do the dark browns. Red and black outer stripes, probably enhanced. There is a line of warped fringing at the lower edge of bag where it is fastened to plain weave back, the bag was probably made-up out of a larger rug.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Rippon Boswell, Wiesbaden, 31 May 2014, lot 125.
Schürmann illustrates a Daghestan rug with near identical field design, see Caucasian Rugs, Maryland 1990, p. 122