a Very Rare and Important Igdir Main Carpet, circa 1800, with a very rare minor gull. To the best of my knowledge the only other example of this rare gull in Oriental rug literature is in "Gols and Gulls ii" by David m. Reuben, p. 40, plate # 23. This piece is related to the Engsi in "Oriental Rugs from Atlantic Collections", p. 175, plate # 196. The rug has remarkable saturated color. These colors are, in the field, chestnut brown, in the rest of the rug, white, salmon red, dark blue, dark brown, light blue, light mint green, and pale yellow. The rug is in very good condition for its age. Most of the restoration, which could be done to the piece, is re-knotting in small, scattered areas. The rug is complete. The pile is close to the original, with the exception of scattered dips across the surface, as is expected with a rug of this age. The size of the rug is 9'(274.32 cm) x 5' 8" (172.72 cm). Additional images are available upon request.
price:  SOLD