EMBARGO ON IMPORTATION OF PERSIAN/IRANIAN WORKS OF ART TO THE U.S.A
Please note that there may be restrictions on importing certain types of property of Persian/Iranian origin into the United States. Clients should enquire with the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regarding the proper importation of items subject to such restrictions. Due to recent changes in U.S. law, carpets and rugs of Iranian/Persian origin may no longer be imported into the U.S. Please contact Sotheby's if you are uncertain as to whether a lot is subject to these or any other restrictions or if you need assistance with such enquiries.
An exceptionally fine Sarouk rug, with a rarely seen overall design.
"The flower-like border in which the branches follow the geometry of the sinuous line of the moon elevation makes a nice contrast to a triple four-and-one layout which stands for the transition of the three cosmic levels in this clean, crisp Persian city piece." (EH)