South Persia Kerman Termeh Fragment

Early 19th century South Persia Kerman Termeh Fragment

During the 18th/19th centuries, the city of Kerman was the most important Iranian centre for the production of such woollen fabrics with woven designs, known as "termeh". They were probably modelled on older Kashmir shawls from North India. Indian and Persian fabrics are so alike that it is often difficult to establish their provenance. – This extremely fine textile woven on polychrome warps shows a typical design of wide, white and saffron vertical stripes filled with filigree flowering vines. They are separated by narrow dividing stripes in dark blue and red. – Cut horizontally across the centre and rejoined, minor holes, new overcasting along the sides.Size 123 x 125 cm

Literature:
KARTASCHOFF, MARIE-LOUISE & LANGER, AXEL, Pfauen, Blüten & Zypressen. Persische Textilien der Qajaren-Zeit. Zurich 2005, no. 9 *** RIPPON BOSWELL, A 95, Poppmeier Collection II, 23/03/2019, lot 64

 

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