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Antique Isfehan Rug 212x153cm. Signed Molla Samad

The Lady in the rug is supposed to be a Daghestani noblewoman by the name of Nina Alexandra Zakharoff. She was the daughter of a Christian  ...
Antique Isfehan Rug 212x153cm. Signed Molla Samad

The Lady in the rug is supposed to be a Daghestani noblewoman by the name of Nina Alexandra Zakharoff. She was the daughter of a Christian  ...
Antique Isfehan Rug 212x153cm. Signed Molla Samad

The Lady in the rug is supposed to be a Daghestani noblewoman by the name of Nina Alexandra Zakharoff. She was the daughter of a Christian  ...
Antique Isfehan Rug 212x153cm. Signed Molla Samad

The Lady in the rug is supposed to be a Daghestani noblewoman by the name of Nina Alexandra Zakharoff. She was the daughter of a Christian  ...
Antique Isfehan Rug 212x153cm. Signed Molla Samad

The Lady in the rug is supposed to be a Daghestani noblewoman by the name of Nina Alexandra Zakharoff. She was the daughter of a Christian  ...
Antique Isfehan Rug 212x153cm. Signed Molla Samad

The Lady in the rug is supposed to be a Daghestani noblewoman by the name of Nina Alexandra Zakharoff. She was the daughter of a Christian  ...
Antique Isfehan Rug 212x153cm. Signed Molla Samad

The Lady in the rug is supposed to be a Daghestani noblewoman by the name of Nina Alexandra Zakharoff. She was the daughter of a Christian  ...
Antique Isfehan Rug 212x153cm. Signed Molla Samad

The Lady in the rug is supposed to be a Daghestani noblewoman by the name of Nina Alexandra Zakharoff. She was the daughter of a Christian  ...
Antique Isfehan Rug 212x153cm. Signed Molla Samad

The Lady in the rug is supposed to be a Daghestani noblewoman by the name of Nina Alexandra Zakharoff. She was the daughter of a Christian  ...
Antique Isfehan Rug 212x153cm. Signed Molla Samad

The Lady in the rug is supposed to be a Daghestani noblewoman by the name of Nina Alexandra Zakharoff. She was the daughter of a Christian  ...
Antique Isfehan Rug 212x153cm. Signed Molla Samad

The Lady in the rug is supposed to be a Daghestani noblewoman by the name of Nina Alexandra Zakharoff. She was the daughter of a Christian  ...
Antique Isfehan Rug 212x153cm. Signed Molla Samad

The Lady in the rug is supposed to be a Daghestani noblewoman by the name of Nina Alexandra Zakharoff. She was the daughter of a Christian  ...
Antique Isfehan Rug 212x153cm. Signed Molla Samad

The Lady in the rug is supposed to be a Daghestani noblewoman by the name of Nina Alexandra Zakharoff. She was the daughter of a Christian  ...
Antique Isfehan Rug 212x153cm. Signed Molla Samad

The Lady in the rug is supposed to be a Daghestani noblewoman by the name of Nina Alexandra Zakharoff. She was the daughter of a Christian  ...
Antique Isfehan Rug 212x153cm. Signed Molla Samad

The Lady in the rug is supposed to be a Daghestani noblewoman by the name of Nina Alexandra Zakharoff. She was the daughter of a Christian  ...
Antique Isfehan Rug 212x153cm. Signed Molla Samad

The Lady in the rug is supposed to be a Daghestani noblewoman by the name of Nina Alexandra Zakharoff. She was the daughter of a Christian  ...
Antique Isfehan Rug 212x153cm. Signed Molla Samad The Lady in the rug is supposed to be a Daghestani noblewoman by the name of Nina Alexandra Zakharoff. She was the daughter of a Christian Orthodox high Priest of Dagestan and after the treaty of Torkamanchay where this part of Iran was signed over to Imperial Russia, she got wed to a Qajar Prince in Tabriz and her family immigrated to Russia. She had a huge dowry, which was later confiscated by her husband. She converted to Islam before the marriage and because of her beauty she was also given a title, Aziz-ol-Manzar. She then left Tabriz for Isfahan where her husband was to rule. The husband as allowed by the custom and law took more wives. This completely enraged Nina, so much so that she closed her apartment doors to her husband and consequently was ordered out and given a house in Isfahan, which she had till the end of her life. During her turbulent years she heard of Bahaism. She and her children were active members of this movement, which later led to them fleeing Iran for Brazil. The carpet was ordered by her husband in Isfahan. It was one of the items she took with herself to her house. It is also said that it took 9 young girls to weave the carpet under the supervision of Molla Samad. The border depicts the five stories of Nezami, Leily and Majnoon, Khosrow and Shirin, all love stories that embody his love for her. There are three relatively recent restorations, a little loss at one end, otherwise in good condition and beautiful colours. i further understand that the buckles on the young girls are indicative of the age of the rug. In recent years it had been the property of Mr Joe Durden Smith, who i understand was friends with her daughter. The pair to this rug was sold at Christie’s in 2008 for £4375. http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/rugs-carpets/a-pictorial-isfahan-rug-...
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