Persian-Bakhtiari (Iran) hand knotted wool on cotton hallway runner rug, mid to late 20th century. With an allover pattern on a red field, with narrow borders with a barber-pole guard stripe. One end panel. Approximately 130 knots per square inch.
Provenance: From the Estate of C. Curtis "Curt" Dunnavan, Long Lake, Minnesota.
C. Curtis "Curt" Dunnavan (1926-2022) was a passionate world traveler and avid collector. It was through his travels that he was inspired to begin a lifelong relationship with the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), becoming a major sponsor of the institute and facilitating the growth of their Asian art department, which is now one of the best in the country. His generous donations to Mia allowed them to establish a fund for the Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer, one of the few endowed positions of this type in the museum field. He additionally served as a trustee of the institute, advocating for its operational growth. In its turn, the museum established a gallery named in his honor in recognition for his endowment fund and numerous contributions to their collection. The selections here showcase his talent and breadth of collecting, ranging from ancient statues to 19th-century woodblock prints. His appreciation for art persisted throughout his life and we are honored to offer items from his collection in this auction.Length: 12 ft 2 in x width: 3 ft 8 in.
There are no major rips, tears, or losses. The pile is even and there are no threadbare areas.There are losses to the fringe on both sides. There is dirt and dust throughout. Light wear throughout, consistent with age and use. Light wear to the back.
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