Plush Old Geometric Hamadan Rug — 7 ft. by 5 ft. $415

 

Plush vintage triple medallion village rug from central Iran. Thick wool pile with minor wear. Some wear on one fringe and a little normal wear on the side cords. 1930s.

Natural wool on cotton warp. Two stylized human figures on the blue-black primary field.

The rug was professionally washed. No signs of any bleeding or dye problems when it was washed. A very solid rug that could be used anywhere — including a high foot traffic area. Most likely woven by a Kurdish or Azeri weaver in the Hamadan district of Iran.

Ends and side cords remain in very good condition– especially considering the age. Mainly or all natural dyes with the orange possibly a pleasantly muted synthetic. (Tribal weavers often used a commercial orange with local ‘organic’ dyes even a hundred or more years ago.)

Really solid rug with tons of tribal charm that could be plopped down in a high foot traffic area of the home.

Fantastic art for the floor! .

Excellent size for many spaces in the home! Exact size is  7 ft. 1 in. by 4 ft. 10 in.

Please email me with questions or to arrange a purchase. The price is $415. Shipping is $45 with the continental U.S.

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(KU0060   O24)

Stunning Persian Armenian Lilihan Rug — 12 ft. 5 in. by 2 ft. 10 in. — $459

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Amazing old Persian village carpet with traditional Lilihan floral motif. Typically these are woven in the Hamadan region by Armenian tribal weavers. 1960s. Outstanding colors including the primary field of salmon — with accents of green, blue, indigo, red, olive, brown, gray and ivory.

Very minor fringe wear. Rug is very solid and finely woven, and can be used in a high foot traffic area without concern. Difficult to find well crafted narrow runners — especially of such exquisite beauty. Minor abrash (color variegation in the dyes) with one end maybe slightly lighter than the other.

Last photo with Morgan silver dollar shows the back of the rug.

Natural wool on natural cotton. Exact size is 12 ft. 5 in. by 2 ft. 10 in. Perfect for a narrow hallway or corridor with lots of light to show off its beauty.

Persian Armenians are the largest Christian minority in Iran, and many estimates put their numbers at 150,000 to 300,000. Although Lilihan rugs are commonly associated with Persian Armenian weavers, there is obviously nothing distinctive between Muslim and Christian carpets unless they contain religious symbols such as mihrabs, mosques, churches, crosses, or quotes from the Koran, etc.

Many of the Lilihan rugs have an ‘art deco’ look to them and are similar to Sarouk and Mahal rugs– especially from the 1920s and 1930s.

Price is $459. Shipping is $43 within U.S. Free local pickup can also be arranged.

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(Li0015 O35)

Mazlaghan Tribal Runner — 12 ft. 6 in. by 4 ft. — $385

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Dazzling large village runner from Hamadan District of Iran. This is a traditional Mazlaghan ‘lightning’ motif — serrated gold lightning enclosing red medallions, black fields, and creating a vibrant geometric design.

The rug has quite a bit of abrash (variation in color due to different wool dye batches) — which creates muted areas as well as bold zones on the rug.

Wool on cotton warp & weft. Excellent overall condition with only minor wear. No holes, stains, or issues. Incredible art for your floor! Ready to use. This rug has a dense weave and can handle foot traffic. 1970s.

Very good size at 12 ft. 6 in. by 4 ft. Mazlaghan rugs are a personal favorite, but they are generally on the small side (3 by 5 feet or 4 by 6). Not easy to find a good-sized runner like this one.

Price is $385. Shipping is $43 or free pickup.

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(TK0005 i10)

Lighting Bolt Village Mazlaghan Rug — 6 ft. 9 in. by 4 ft. 4 in. — $319

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Vibrant old tribal geometric rug from the Mazlaghan village in the Hamadan District of central Iran.The weavers in this locale have been weaving an eye-catching version of this motif going back at least into the 19th century.

This one features rounded icons on a dark blue-black field with a central crimson medallion. Stylized floral border and highlights of orange. 1950s.

Very good vintage condition with a little scattered pile wear. Wool woven onto cotton warp & weft. The rug is well woven and can be placed in an area of high foot traffic. Exact size is 6 ft. 9 in. by 4 ft. 4 in.

This motif impacts like a lightening bolt across a black sky; one of the most visually striking of all the marvelous tribal rug designs in the world.

Price is $319. Shipping is $37 or free pickup.

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(MZ0013 G14)

SOLD — Geometric Khamseh Hamadan Runner — 10 ft. 5 in. by 3 ft. 7 in. — $489

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Striking geometric tribal runner from the Khamseh area, northern Hamadan region. Gorgeous colors, and the blues and salmon in particular appear to be natural dyes. Very minor wear. The wool pile is fairly thick. The warp is natural cotton.

Very good overall condition. The rug has been professionally WASHED and is ready for the floor. 1950s — 1960s. Size is 10 ft. 5 in. by 3 ft. 7 in.

To add a little confusion, there is also a Khamseh confederation in the Fars District of southwest Iran. The confederation consists of five tribes (khamseh means ‘five’ in Arabic) and was formed as a counterbalance to the Qashqai. (Although Farsi is the official language of Iran, many other languages are spoken including Turkish, Kurdish, Armenian, Luri, and Arabic.)

Many rugs in the northern Hamadan area are woven by Kurdish weavers, and this is possibly true for this bold village rug.

The price is $489. Shipping is $39.

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(H0053 O30)