Small Carpet ID
Can anybody help me with the origin of this small carpet, whether it is wool, silk or mixed, made in Iran, India, China, Pakistan or Bradford, hand-made or machine and value (for insurance purposes only) - the former details being of most importance.
The carpet measures 45.5 cm x 120.5 cm or 16.7 inch x 47.2 inch excluding the fringes (thickness ca. 0.5 cm or 0.2 inch). The kpsi is around 290 (see picture 01- I only had a cm ruler here but 1 inch = 2.54 cm).
The full carpet and motive can be seen in picture 02 (not the best picture but you get the idea) with a close up of two of the four birds sitting in the tree (what kind of tree is this?) in picture 03 and a close up of the border in picture 04. The fringe can be seen in picture 05.
Both edges are sewn in such a way as I can only describe as being a very dense kind of blanket stitch which can be seen continuing onto the fringe in picture 05. A few strands of the fringe are knotted in two of the corners (lengthways which disintegrates my theory of it being for the purpose of hanging the carpet on the wall as it would have hung horizontally - the motive intended to be seen vertically).
The carpet seems to be in perfect condition with absolutely no wear - I know for certain it is more than 15 years old but otherwise I have no idea of its true age (I doubt it is antique because of its excellent condition). The pile is very soft and smooth to the touch but unevenly cut. It has a beautiful luster when moved around in the light. There are no labels or writing anywhere as far as i can see.
Any professional help would be most appreciated - if there are any questions please make them understandable in lay(wo)men terms as I am not in the carpet business. With thanks in advance for your answers.
P.S I do not know how to upload photographs here so anybody interested in helping me should send me an e-mail to email@example.com