Blanche has a soft cream ground and features a beautiful boteh pattern that is worn down to the foundation in areas. The paisley pattern, or boteh, means cluster of leaves in Farsi, but what the boteh represents is a topic of hot debate-is it a shrub, a pinecone, a parrot, a mango, fire, palm crown? Don't know. The shekeri border adds a tribal feel to the rug as do her mostly muted colors, sage green, madder red, gold, allow her perfect red to shine. Wool on wool. She's fraying a bit at the ends and has some foundational repair that is well done.
Antique, Circa 1940
3'5" x 5'0"