Large and stunning village rug from Kelardasht in far north central Iran. Condition is excellent with thick plush wool pile and only minor signs of wear. Some fading in an area of the hexagonal red field is about the only issue. No holes, weak spots, bad odors, etc.
Simple but dazzling geometric motif with birds, flowers & goats. 100% natural wool woven onto cotton warp.
The primary colors are a dark blue, a muted red, and a violet or soft purple with highlights of green, yellow, ivory, and crimson. A wonderful tribal rug that is a great size for most rooms at 10 ft. 5 in. by 7 ft. 3 in. 1960s.
Mind expanding art for your floor!
Kelardasht is a town of 11,000 people in the Mazanderan province near Roodbarak. Although the area is mountainous, it is just to the south of the Caspian Sea. Ethnographically, the area is populated by an enclave of Northern Kurds.
Based on the rugs and the cluster of Northern Kurds around Kelardasht, some experts believe that these people are refugees pushed out of the Caucasus in the 19th and early 20th century, and may have originated near Karabagh (also spelled Karabakh).
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