Sotheby’s, Rugs and Carpets, London, 11 October 2004

The auction 11 October includes 160 lots. Most of them Caucasian and Persian rugs and carpets at a price level between 4.000 – 12.000 GBP. The highest estimate on this auction is 80.000-120.000 GBP for lot no. 141 – an English Axminster. Selection from the preview. All images ©Sotheby’s LOT: … read more

Bonhams, Antique and Decorative Carpets and Rugs, 13 October 2004

The auction includes 127 lots. Selection from the preview. All images ©Bonhams LOT: 1059 RUG NAME: Luri AGE: ESTIMATE: 300 – 500 GBP SOLD: 418 GBP DESCRIPTION: A Luri rug West Persia, the deep indigo field with rosettes centred by a column of three medallions enclosed by ivory flowerhead borders … read more

Carpet weaving in Khorasan Province – East Persian rugs

by Ehsan Afzalzadeh Naini, Iran Rug Company Translated from Persian by Fereidoun Haghighi   The Historical and Geographical aspect of Khorasan province The name “Khorasan” literally translated as “a place for rising sun” and also in old transcripts it refers to as the “Motalleolshams”.  The territory all along its long … read more

Bonhams, Oriental & European Carpets & Rugs, 12 October 2004

The auction includes 136 lots. Selection from the preview. All images ©Bonhams LOT: 43 RUG NAME: Kum Kapi AGE: ESTIMATE: 3.000 – 5.000 GBP SOLD: 5.258 GBP DESCRIPTION: A silk and metal thread Zareh Penyamin Kum Kapi prayer rug Istanbul, 5 ft 7 in x 3 ft 10 in (170 … read more