Lovely old village carpet with a traditional Lilihan floral motif, featuring a Herati field design– sans medallion.
Typically these are woven by Armenian tribal weavers although there are Kurdish and Azeri village weavers who share these designs.
Vivacious natural colors including black, blue, ivory, white, olive green, red, and gold. In fact, the rug features a rich yellow gold that is quite special.
Wool pile is fairly thick and plush, with only a few low areas. There is wear on the fringes, wear on the original side cords, and one rounded corner (shown in 4th photo with CU pics available on request). The rounded corner has been end-stopped (stitched) to stabilize it.
Cotton fringes somewhat aged and yellowed with one dark area of a couple of inches in a corner. (It’s not a prudent idea to bleach fringes, done by some cleaners, to whiten the cotton as this can destroy the durability.)
Despite wear on fringes and side cords, the rug is very solid and densely woven, and can be used in a high foot traffic area of the home.
Natural wool on natural cotton. Exact size is 7 ft. 1 in. by 4 ft. 6 in. 1920s.
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.
Shipping will be $43 in the continental U.S.
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