Small Silk & Metallic Thread Kashan - 12.5" x 11.5"
The small pictorial rug was handwoven in Central Iran during the middle of the 20th century.
A very unique piece it features a young girl holding a telephone flanked by two rosebuds in the bottom corners and two blooming flowers in the top corners. At the time it was woven, a telephone would be a luxury and its use by a young girl showcases her prestige. Her outfit and primped hair also communicate her status. It was woven in 'souf' style with the pile utilizing silk and the flat backdrop utilizing silver-wrapped thread further magnifying the opulence of the piece.
In good condition, with some wear to the bottom edge which has been secured for longevity. There is also some color run from the pink dyes of the dress and lips into the skin tones (as pictured)