Large cheerful vintage handwoven village rug in excellent overall condition. The carpet has been rendered in psychedelic colors.
The cotton fringes and side cords are in great shape.
The motif is a classic Turkoman style rug with repeating guls. However, the rug was not woven in Central Asia but in the Hamadan region of Iran.
The Hamadan district consists of a constellation of villages in central Iran that produce many of the finest tribal and geometric rugs in the world.
Turkoman rugs are almost always woven in various shades of red, brown, and burgundy. This incredible magenta, fuchsia, blue, red, orange, green, pink, and black color palette is very rare.
Turkoman rugs were traditionally woven by nomadic tribal people who used their carpets and bags primarily in their tents; most had short pile and were fairly supple, making them easier to fold and transport on pack animals.
This rug is a very solid carpet and will work well in a heavy foot traffic area.
Woven from 100% natural wool with cotton warp and weft.
Exact size is 10 ft. 9 in. by 5 ft. 10 in. 1970s.
Last photo with Morgan silver dollar shows the weaving on the backside of the rug.
Many Turkoman style rugs feature the octagonal gul –either as large medallions or in a repeating array such as in this rug. The motif, often known as a Bukhara, is one of the most copied in the world.
Shipping will be $55 within continental U.S.
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