The Oriental Rugs from American Estates auction, offered by Material Culture, is a collection of textile works made up almost entirely of rugs. Though, there are a few other unusual textile items of note in the sale. Among the most valuable pieces up for bid is an antique silk dragon rug from China. The stylized mythological figures in this colorful showpiece appear to be at odds, breathing fire at one another in a close battle. Another stunning work is an Antique Isfahan pictorial rug. Isfahan is a city in Iran located 252 miles south of Tehran. The rug itself depicts both humans and animals, and perhaps most notably an illustration of a woman being carried away by a bird.
One of the more unusual items is a Persian nomadic tend band, which is embroidered with many figures and shapes. This band would have been used to reinforce and decorate the interior vertical sidewalls of a tent or “yurt.” The ends of the band are further adorned with tassels. The tent-decorating traditions of the nomadic tribes are thought to have originated in Uzbek tradition. View any of these lots and register to bid at Invaluable.
# of Lots:509
Price Range:$100 to $5,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Antique Silk Dragon Rug|| Estimate: |
|Antique Isfahan Pictorial Rug|| Estimate: |
|Palace Size Antique Baktiari Garden Rug|| Estimate: |
|Unusual Roomsize Afghan War Rug|| Estimate: |
|Nomadic Tend Band|| Estimate: |