Central Asia 3
Rugs and Trappings of Central Asia: The Collection of Dennis Dodds and Zinaida Vaganova
Very fine and early Timuri (Baluch group) carpet, approximately 4 x 6 feet, circa 1850-75, with refined drawing and excellent plush pile of soft spring lambs' wool. Understated palette with glowing indigo blues and madder based red-brown, with black dyes that are highly exidized, giving a scupltured surface texture to the pile. The delicate pale rose-madder in the border indicates a color that is seen only the earlier Baluch-group weavings. The flatwoven kilim ends are outstanding and in very good original condition.
Baluch small rug, 33 x 52 inches, with full pile in lustrous long staple wool. In excellent condition with original flatwoven kilim ends. Ex-collection: The Jerrehian Family.
Tekke Main Carpet 5.6 x 11 feet, circa 1875. Very finely woven as a supple piece of velvet cloth, with small highlights of pale blue and yellow silk. Elaborate pile elems. very good condition with slight localized wear and one old small restoration.