This must be the central part of a shawl. It could now be used for a throw or table cover, which is why I have included it in this section and not with shawls.Very good colours and embroidery. Made in an area south east of Isfahan. The red dye is probably from the Kermes insect, long used in the area. Worked by women for thier own use*
A central circle densely embroidered with cypress trees within further circles, each outlined with plain ivory twill weave wool, all within a square of dense embroidery with botehs and circles, a wide outer border with flowerheads alternating with botehs within meanders, the outer border with small botehs.
34 1/2 x 33 in ; 88 x 84 cm
Very good. No holes or stains.
* My thanks to Angela Thompson for sending me her article Embroidery from Iran which was published in Embroidery magazine April 2005.
Price: £200 | $260 | €230
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