Large Bold Persian Medallion Heriz Rug — 9 ft. 8 in. by 6 ft. 5 in. — $789

 

 

 

 

 

Gorgeous old Persian Heriz carpet from NW Iran. This rug is out of a European estate. Almost no signs of wear and overall condition is excellent. Even the white cotton fringe, often the first part of a rug to show issues, is in superb condition.

These are rugged rugs and very resilient to wear.  Last photo, with Morgan silver dollar, shows the back of the rug.

Stunning art for your floor!

The Heriz or Serapi medallion design is one of the most popular in the world, and originated in the northwest of Iran. This motif favors a large central medallion and a wide border. This one displays a rich mix of colors including crimson, orange gold, blue, ivory and olive. 1960s. Exact size is 9 ft. 8in. by 6 ft. 5 in., which is an excellent size for most living and dining rooms.

These rugs are well known for their durability and have been popular with collectors for over a century. Natural wool woven onto natural cotton in the mountains of the Heriz Province.

This is an authentic Heriz rug from Iran — not a knockoff from India of dubious quality. (Very common now — especially with the embargo against Iran.)  These rugs are produced in the villages scattered across the slopes of Mount Sabalan, northeast of Tabriz.

One of the alleged reasons for the toughness of Heriz carpets is that Mount Sabalan is sitting on a major deposit of copper. Trace copper in the drinking water of the sheep supposedly produces high quality wool. The copper makes the wool stronger and far more resilient than wool from other areas (so the explanation goes). Heriz rugs originate in towns such as Ahar, Heris, Mehraban, Sarab, Serapi, Bakhshaish, and Gorevan.

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(HE0094     O263)

 

 

SOLD — Large Persian Medallion Sarouk Rug — 13 ft. by 9 ft. 6 in. — $699

 

Large traditional floral Persian Sarouk carpet from central Iran. Natural wool woven onto natural cotton. Very tightly knotted weave so the rug is heavy and dense, and it can be used in a high foot traffic area, including under a dining room table.

Condition is good with some minor wear across the pile. Fringes and side cords are in excellent condition. There are a couple of small nicks in the wool pile about the size of a nickel. I am providing closeup photos (with coin) to indicate size. The structure is intact so there are no holes or weak spots; these are strictly cosmetic flaws, which could be re-piled. As they are hardly noticeable without nose on the rug, they don’t warrant concern.

The dyes are of a high quality and not overbearing. Fairly muted red with balanced blues, ivory, tans, and green rounding out the color palette.

Mahal, Mashad, Kashan, Tabriz, Isfahan, Kashmar are all cities in Iran that all produce a version of this intricate medallion rug. This one is a Sarouk from the late 1940s – 1950s. This rug is guaranteed to be Persian, it is not a copy from Pakistan, India or China, etc.

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(SK0025      O186)

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)

Large Persian Isfahan Floral Medallion Rug — 12 ft. by 8 ft. — $849

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Classic Persian floral medallion rug from the beautiful garden city of Isfahan, Iran. (Also, Esfahan). Very good overall condition with only a few scattered spots of inconsequential wear.

Traditional Isfahan colors with several shades of blue, crimson, black, ivory, cream, silver, and peach. It is difficult to find these large floral rugs in such great condition.

Exact size is 11 ft. 10 in. by 7 ft. 9 in. A vintage Persian carpet, most likely from the 1970s. This rug is ready to roll out inyour home. Natural wool pile on natural cotton warp.

This Isfahan Persian carpet is $849. Shipping is $69 or free with a prearranged local pickup.

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(I0016          O188)

Large Persian Tabriz with Mahi Motif and Magenta Diamond — 11 ft. by 8 ft. — $949

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Striking Persian carpet from Tabriz in northern Iran. Fabulous condition!

The field design surrounding the central ivory medallion is a form of the intricate Herati arabesque that decorates many rugs in the Middle East. In the Tabriz area it is also known as a ‘mahi’ design–or fish–because the details in the pattern look like a school of fish flashing by.

I have had a few of these mahi Tabriz carpets over the years but they were typically pretty worn. This one is in fantastic condition with only the slightest hint of wear in a couple of tiny spots inside the amazing magenta diamond. The fringes are in absolutely pristine condition on both ends; white and unworn. Long cotton fringes often get nicked up and soiled in the life of a handmade carpet.

This is an amazing motif, in my opinion, with its combination of field details, its central floral medallion, and its elegant wide borders–all enfolded by a magenta geometric diamond that jets across the rug like a lightening bolt.

The motif is sometimes copied in Pakistani rug workshops; however, they tend to work with a completely different color and dye palette, and also employ different weaving techniques. Because of this, distinguishing the Persian Tabriz carpets from their Pakistani imitators is typically straightforward.

Exact size is 11 ft. 1 in. by 7 ft. 9 in. A vintage rug from around the 1970s but in spectacular condition. There is some lively abrash (variegation in dye colors) in the dark indigo blues of the borders. The rug displays a mix of natural and quality synthetic dyes. The blues and some of the accent colors are natural while the neon magenta and orange colors cannot be duplicated with vegetable or natural dyes.

Price of this Tabriz carpet is $949.

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(T0043     O1)

SOLD — Signed Persian Sabzevar Rug — 11 ft. 5 in. by 8 ft. 3 in. — $829

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Persian handmade traditional carpet from Sabzevar, Iran. Sabzevar is in the Khorasan (also Khurasan) region of Persia, located in the northeast. The name means ‘rising sun’. The carpets are similar to those from Mashad, which is about 220 kilometers to the east.

The condition is good with some pile wear on a few areas around the center (the most noteworthy area is shown in photo 3, in some of the red). The wear is minor and merely cosmetic, and there are no holes or weak spots. Rug remains very rugged and ready to use, including in a high foot traffic area of the living room or under the dining room table.

This rug is out of a European estate, and has been professionally washed. The fringe and the entire rug has really brightened up with the wash, and the rug needs absolutely nothing to roll out on the floor. With only minor wear this lovely floral Sabzevar had many decades of life left in it.

Sabzevar weavers like to work in plush reds and purples, and this rug is very representative of their finest art.

This is the kind of motif — a large medallion, elegant corner vases, an arabesque of swirling and twisting plumes and flowers — that most people have in mind when they think of a Persian carpet. Signed by the master weaver on one end, shown in penultimate photo. Last photo, with coin, is the back of the rug. 1950s.

Exact size is 11 ft. 5 in by 8 ft. 3 in. The price of the rug is $829.

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(SZ0003    O255)

Persian Rudbar Bird Runner — 13 ft. by 3 ft. 5 in — $749

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This is one of a small group of dazzling Persian bird motif runners from northwest Iran. They were woven in villages in the Rudbar district (also Roodbar), and feature blues, both dark and light, as the primary field color with birds and tree of life designs.

Expertly crafted with fine wool on cotton warp. Reds, turquoise, orange as accent colors. Excellent overall condition with almost no signs of wear. Small hardly noticeable repair on the side cord. 1970s.

This runner features a good deal of abrash (variegation in dye batch) in the darker colors and blues to render a painterly effect to the carpet.

Out of my personal collection. There are four of them in total and once they are gone, they are gone. It took me quite a while to assemble this group and I never see them these days. They are really wonderful tribal works of art from the mountains of northern Iran.

Rudbar means ‘by the river’ in Farsi. The Sepid river runs through the city of Rudbar.

Great opportunity for someone to pick up a couple of matched runners with a bird motif and fabulous tribal colors.

Price is $749. Shipping within continental U.S. is $45 (heavy rug). Local pickup is an option.

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(R00013     N25)

SOLD — Persian Rudbar Bird Runner — 13 ft. by 3 ft. 8 in. $695

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This is one of a small group of dazzling Persian bird motif runners from northwest Iran. They were woven in villages in the Rudbar district (also Roodbar), and feature blues, both dark and light, as the primary field color with birds and tree of life designs.

Expertly crafted with fine wool on cotton warp. Reds, turquoise, orange as accent colors. Excellent overall condition with almost no signs of wear. Small hardly noticeable repair on the side cord. 1970s.

This runner features a good deal of abrash (variegation in dye batch) in the darker colors and blues to render a painterly effect to the carpet.

Out of my personal collection. There are four of them in total and once they are gone, they are gone. It took me quite a while to assemble this group and I never see them these days. They are really wonderful tribal works of art from the mountains of northern Iran.

Rudbar means ‘by the river’ in Farsi. The Sepid river runs through the city of Rudbar.

Great opportunity for someone to pick up a couple of matched runners with a bird motif and fabulous tribal colors.

Price is $695. $45 shipping (heavy) with local pickup an option.

Please email me with questions or to arrange a purchase. Thank you.

(R00011     i15)

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)

Sarabi Heriz Persian Tribal Runner — 11 ft. 4 in. by 3 ft. 5 in. — $439

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Dazzling geometric village runner from the area around Sarab in Northwest Iran. This borders Azerbaijan and the Shirvan carpet region so there are many shared characteristics.

Wonderful olive greens and assorted blues, and outstanding quality dyes.

Condition is very, very good with minor pile wear. A bit of wear & tear on the cotton fringe of one end. A very solid and well crafted piece of tribal art.

Exact size is 11 ft. 4 in. by 3 ft. 5 in. Out of a German estate. 1960s. Natural wool pile on natural cotton warp.

Price is $439. Shipping is $43 or free pickup.

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(SR0006     O66)

Persian Kashan Medallion Rug — 7 ft. by 4 ft 5 in. — $385

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Classic Persian Kashan run with tomato red field, central medallion, and floral corners and borders. A bit of abrash (color variegation due to different wool dye batches), which lends a rug painterly qualities. The abrash is in the red field as shown in photo 2. Definitely woven in Iran — not a Pakistani or Indian copy.

Excellent overall condition for a vintage rug. Minor repair on the side cord, which is not even visible. Wool on cotton warp. 1960s. The last photo shows the back of the rug and you can see that it is a very dense and finely knotted carpet. Exact size is 6 ft. 11 in. by 4 ft. 5 in.

Extremely solid and you could place it in a high foot traffic area if need be.

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Price is $385. Shipping is $35 within U.S. continent.

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(K0034 O48)