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)