NEW YORK – Seventy hand-knotted rugs will be offered in a Jasper52 online auction Sunday, Oct. 29. Woven in village workshops, the antique, vintage and modern rugs in this auction are available in all colors and sizes. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
One of the first lots to be sold is a fine Caucasian dragon design rug (above) of Iran-Russia border wool on a cotton foundation. This rug, which measures 7 feet 4 inches by 10 feet 7 inches, is expected to sell for up to $1,000.
From India comes a Mahal design rug (below) of fine quality wool pile on a cotton foundation. Having an allover floral design, this 9-by12-foot rug is estimated at $800-$900.
An unusual animal subject design on a red field stands out on a Persian Shiraz Qashkai kilim flat woven nomadic rug. The rug, which measures 5 feet 10 inches by 8 feet, is natural dye wool woven on a goat wool foundation.
Baby lamb’s wool went into a 9-foot-long semi-antique Persian Sarab runner, which is estimated at $400-$500.
An antique pictorial Keshan, 6 feet 8 inches by 4 feet 3 inches, features trees, animals, birds and fish. The colorful wool on cotton rug has an $800-$900 estimate.
Saving the best for last, a special red Nain from China is made entirely of silk. This beautiful hand-knotted rug, 5 feet 8 inches by 4 feet, has a $1,000-$1,200 estimate.
All but three of the rugs in the sale have estimates of $1,000 or less.