Malayer rug, West Persian-
soft salmon-madder field decorated with rows of boteh, the shape of each accentuated by a flowerhead enclosure, quadruple narrow borders, old repairs (professionally undertaken) to even-out kinks in weave, late 19th.century, 262 x 145cm, sold.

The boteh is the ancient Zoroastrian symbol for life and eternity and as a floral/cypress tree device was used
widely in India and Safavid &
Qajar Persia
Antique oriental rugs and carpets sourced from Northumberland - Berwick-upon-Tweed, Wooler, Belford, Alnwick, Morpeth, Corbridge, Hexham and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.