Outstanding Kirman silk prayer rug, ivory mehrab with vase of flowers issuing massive floral spray, ivory main border enclosed by deep (ultramarine) blue and indian yellow minor borders, 205 x 134cm, £4,200

A very fine old rug (probably mid-19th.century), beautifully drawn giving a great sense of space within a full design, typical use of carmine/rose and cerulean/pale blue, metal thread employed in kilim ends, fairly even wear.