Code: N. 10695 - 16/2019
Origin: Lilian, Lilihan (Arak), Iran (Persia).
Size: cm 508 x cm 321 = 16,30 m2.
(16'6'' x 10'6''ft)
Workmanship: hand knotted on a vertical loom with asymmetric knots.
Density of the knots: 250.000 knots in one square meter.
Thickness: 3 - 4 mm.
Materials warp: 100% cotton, weave: 100% cotton, texture: knots 100% fine wool.
Design: with a "floral" curvilinear pattern.
The field of the carpet is decorated with elegant palmettes of ten leaves, alternated with lotus flowers with 16 petals.
Colours: ground: salmon pink called "dughi", border: dark blue.
Dating (Age): about 1890.
Condition/Maintenance: In the carpet there are many areas with worn hair (rapè) and two cuts of 21 and 26 centimeters.
The complete restoration of this carpet was estimated on June 27, 2019, by the EBE S.R.L. Company, Vizzolo Predabissi (Milan), Italy, in 2,150.00 euros.
Washing: the carpet has been carefully washed including the anti-tarmic treatment by the company EBE Srl, Vizzolo Predabissi (Milano, Italy), specialized in the cleaning and restoration of oriental carpets.
Private collection: Province of Pesaro, Italy.
Date of latest appraisal: 21/07/2019.
Stimated value euro: currently, at the request of the owner, it remains confidential.
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1 - N. 10695, ancient Lilian, Iran, 505 cm X 321 cm, central medallion in the shape of the symbol of the Faravahar Zoroastrianism.
2 - Symbol of Zoroastrianism Faravahar present in the bas-reliefs of Persepolis (foundation 520 BC), Iran.
3 - N. 10695, ancient Lilian, Iran, cm 505 X cm 321, field and border.
4 - N. 10695, ancient Lilian, Iran, 505 cm X 321 cm, cantonal, motif palmette and lotus flowers of the field and border.
5 - N. 10695, ancient Lilian, Iran, 505 cm X 321 cm, the areas with the consumed fleece (sabidehghi).
6 - N. 10695, ancient Lilian, Iran, cm 505 X cm 321, low left angle cut of 21 Cm.
7 - No. 10695, ancient Lilian, Iran, 505 cm X 321 cm, low right angle 26 cm cut (hole).
8 - N. 10695, ancient Lilian, Iran, 505 X cm 321 cm, rtreo "count knots", 5 knots in a centimeter of width and length. 250,000 knots in a square meter.
9 - No. 10695, ancient Lilian, Iran, 505 cm X 321 cm, the thickness about 7 mm.
10 - N. 10695, ancient Lilian, Iran, 505 cm X 321 cm, a little corner damaged by moths.
Hossein - Fayaz Torshizi, 21 July 2019.
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