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Isphahan - Carpet - 158 cm - 110 cm

Lot reference 32175409
Isphahan - Carpet - 158 cm - 110 cm

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Silk on silk, Wool on silk, Signed Zanghè - Iran - Late 20th century

Model: Isphahan
Object: Carpet (More lots)
Length: 158 cm
Width: 110 cm
Material: Signed Zanghè, Silk on silk, Wool on silk
Country of Origin: Iran
Manufacturing period: Late 20th century
Condition: In very good condition
Rug professionally cleaned: Yes

No sensitive person can remain indifferent when confronted with the desperation of the figure represented in this wonderful Isfahan, proudly signed on the Iranian flag by the "Ustad" Zanghè. Confronted with the dramatic scene knotted here, the verses of the famous Persian poet, Saadi di Shiraz (1203-1291) are very appropriate, they are inscribed into the entrance of the United Nations building in New York and recite: The sons of Adam are limbs of each other..../ If you have no sympathy for the pain of others / You are unworthy of the name "Human". Moreover Zanghè was inspired by a painting from 1973 (titled "Desperation") by the most famous living Persian miniaturist, Mahmoud Farshchian. The desperate figure depicted is knotted onto the rug, evidently he is the poet and astronomer Omar Khayyam (he lived in Persia from 1048 to 1131); highly celebrated and appreciated both in the Orient and the West, mainly for his quatrains ("Rubaiyat" in Persian). It is precisely with the device of the "Desperation" that, due to the great Omar Khayyam, gives the possibility to reveal to the world, in the most effective and accessible to all medium of the quatrains, the everyday items and loved ones (the picture of a lover, books, musical instrument, pens and ink to write with and the vase of wine with bowls) that - damaged and thrown in the air in a moment of desperation - are the most precious to him, because they are connected to the activities that make him happy and give him a genuine sense of his life (love, literature, poetry, music and sharing wine with friends). However, Zanghè intends (as often happens for Persian rugs with human figures), that Khayyam's desperation, his actions and the everyday objects and loved ones, also have a religious meaning that should be interpreted as phases and symbols of the mystical path towards divinity. This interpretation is confirmed by the fact that the rug is also prayer rug type and the "mirab" is topped by two wonderful angels. The traditional pattern of the main field combines with a very modern border with colours that harmonise perfectly and surprisingly with it. This splendid and collectable Isfahan, in high-quality kork wool and silk on silk, with its harmonious colour combination, has a high visual impact, with a knot density of over a million knots per meter squared. It has never been used and was imported to the EU before 05/09/2000. The original certificate of authenticity is available.

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Catawiki member since May 23, 2018, received 9 reviews in total (9 in last 12 months)

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  • Beautiful carpet again! Quick shipment and well wrapped. Highly recommend!

    user-23d7272 December 13, 2019

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    Goed verpakt, ziet er mooi uit.
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    sususer December 6, 2019

  • Beautiful carpet, wrapped with care and shipped immediately. Perfect transaction! Thank you!

    user-23d7272 December 6, 2019

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    Lovely item, well packed, Thanks!
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    caug1 March 28, 2019

  • Il bel tappeto ricevuto in tempi brevissimi risponde esattamente alla descrizione .

    user-0305201 March 18, 2019

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    Soddisfatto al 100%. Spedizione accurata e protetta.
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    user-ccf8dd0 February 14, 2019


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