Lot 5076

Antique Persian Bakhtiari Horse Cover - No Reserve 5 ft 4 in x 3 ft 10 in (1.63 m x 1.17 m)

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$100 $100
$1,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
Antique Persian Bakhtiari Horse Cover, Origin: Persia, Circa: Turn of the 20th Century

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Here is a masterfully woven and exciting antique Oriental rug – in fact, an antique horse cover, woven in the Bakhtiari style in Persia around the turn of the twentieth century. Antique horse covers such as this appealing example are rare and considered to be extremely collectible. These unique compositions are highly valued for their unique cultural value, and for their important utility – that is, its function as a horse cover. This particular example is woven in the Bakhtiati style, which is by and large a traditionally tribal style, which empasizes abstract geometric compositions. This horse cover is beautifully representative of this style, boasting meticulously woven geometric detail elements throughout. The charming color pallet enhances the entire composition, and the clever utilization of horizontal striping gives the entire horse cover a deep sense of overall structure. Beautifully woven, this Bakhtiari horse cover is an intriguing example.


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