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.
- 365 cm
- 115 cm
- Wool on wool
- Country of Origin
- Manufacturing period
- Late 19th century
- In very good condition
- Rug professionally cleaned