Enchanting vintage rug from the village of Nahavond in the Hamadan District of central Iran.
With the dark colors and wild imagery — this is a fantastic rug. Aside from the psychedelic red mountain goats, various birds, and figures of women with hands on hips, there are also many flowers and stylized plants.
Excellent thick pile with very little signs of wear. A couple of faint spots, hard to see, on the cotton fringe at one end. Some abrash (variegation in the color from different dye batches) in the dark field.
The primary field color is black and blue– with a medley of reds, blues, olive, gold, yellow and salmon rounding out the colors.
The wide middle border features ivory lozenges or cartouches that repeat, encircling the rug.
There are dates woven into one end of the rug in two places. They read 1356 in the Persian calendar, which converts to 1978 in the Gregorian calendar. The last number might be the Persian numeral 1 rather than 6, making the Western date 1973.
Natural wool on cotton warp. Handwoven in the mid 1970s.
Heavy for its size and suitable for a high foot traffic area of the house.
Village weavers around Nahavond create these remarkable and unique carpets, which are woven nowhere else.
The weavers generally prefer dark primary colors and use tans, reds, ivory, and light blue as highlight colors.
The intertwined vines and flowers and unusual floating animals, create a surreal scene like a Dali or Chagall painting.
Exact size is 10 ft. 1 in. by 5 ft. 7 in.
Fabulous tribal art for your floor!
Shipping is $55 within continental U.S.
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