Amazing vintage tribal rug from the village of Nahavond in the Hamadan District of central Iran.
Unusually large for one of these village rugs at — 11 ft. 7 in. by 5 ft. 7 in.
Dark field colors with saturated blues, reds, and blacks showcase a central blue medallion and wild animal imagery. Eye-catching blue abrash (variegation in dye color) in the center medallion.
Excellent thick pile with no signs of wear. The many creatures include smiling red spotted animals, including camels and dogs (or wolves and foxes), and numerous birds–including four larger ones surrounding the medallion.
The wide border features white lozenge or cartouche shapes that repeat, encircling the rug.
Natural wool on cotton warp.
Heavy for its size and suitable for a high foot traffic area of the house. The photos were taken in midday sunlight.
Aside from the almost psychedelic animals and birds, a range of bold flowers and vines crisscross the carpet.
Village weavers from the area around Nahavond create distinctive carpets woven nowhere else in the world.
The weavers generally prefer dark colors in the center surrounded by tans, reds and lighter colors in the borders.
The intertwined vines and flowers, not to mention the floating animals, make for a surreal scene, almost like a Salvador Dali or Chagall painting.
Mind-blowing tribal art for your floor! 1970s — 1980s.
Please email me with questions. Shipping is $69 within continental U.S. (Very heavy and bulky carpet.)