Meshkin - Runner - 365 cm - 115 cm

Description
Meshkin - Runner - 365 cm - 115 cm
Wool on wool - Iran - Late 19th century

Meshkin, in Iran but it is Caucasian territory.
Small place high in the mountains in the north-west near Sarab.
A lot of Kurds live there.

Caucasus all over, especially the symbols of fire and torches at the edges.
Shamdan mashaal. These are Zoroastrian symbols of the ancient belief in the Mazda, which was a model for Christianity and then concealed.
With Zarathustra as prophet.

A yellow gold field with something that looks like a plant or flower, but is a highly simplified shape of Simorgh, the mythical firebird.
That yellow gold colour is classic for these rugs.
Beautiful tomato red - natural pigments used to dye the wool.

Undamaged rug, supple, original edges and ends.

1890 - 1920.

Lot details
Model
Meshkin
Object
Runner
Length
365 cm
Width
115 cm
Material
Wool on wool
Country of Origin
Iran
Manufacturing period
Late 19th century
Condition
In very good condition
Rug professionally cleaned
Yes
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