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Circa 1920s
Approx. 11ft 8in x 9ft 2in (360.6 x 281.9 cms)
Wool carpet

Fil Paya or the Elephant's foot is the most famous motif of the Ersari people; Ersari tribes are live in Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan.This particular piece is from Afghanistan.
The Fil paya is an octagon divided into four quadrants of alternating colors with a square in the centre.The octagons most often appear in vertical rows of in continuous chain, the spaces between the octagons have tiny geometric patterns.The most typical colors for a Ersari are like the ones seen in this rug - brick reds and browns.The central field occupies most of the carpet with the border comprising of interlocking rhomboids.

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  Lot 3 of 70  

27-28 NOVEMBER 2012

Rs 3,50,000 - 4,50,000
$6,605 - 8,495



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