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    4’6” X 6’4" Small Early 19th Century Ersari Main Carpet [RR-0081]

    Antique Ersari small main carpet. Early 19th Century. This carpet features a 3x9 gol format ‘tauk-noska’ horned animal heads look in opposing directions. Secondary guls are in the form of star trees or totems. Large main goals are of non-uniform size, note bottom two rows of inner gol shape change with the emergence of the ‘chem che’ gul showing only single ram’s horn. a strong green alternates with indigo in bottom three rows. An early main border without guard stripes of a pattern of s shape dragons or birds features that point to a main carper woven in a nomadic setting with no known analogies. Original 3 chord selvage. Very good condition with one area of visible slight field wear. Minor loss to bottom end. 4’6” X 6’4. 7 Colors. Carefully hand washed.