Impressive vintage Hosseinabad village carpet showcasing the classic Herati field design with small central medallion.
Woven in Hosseinabad, Iran, the rug displays the traditional motif and colors from this area. They have been weaving similar versions of the motif from at least he 19th century.
Condition is excellent for the age with only minor wear. Fringes and side cords are in great shape.
Exact size is 9 ft. 10 in. by 5 ft. 1960s.
This is a sturdy rug and can be placed in a high foot traffic area without concern.
Some abrash in the colors, especially in the borders; abrash is a technique that can create a painterly effect in a handwoven carpet.
The rug features reds, blue, white, green, olive, burnt orange, and turquoise. Natural wool woven onto cotton warp.
The design is a traditional Herati motif on a red field. A Herati design is a repeating pattern in oriental rugs that originated centuries ago.
The motif is based on an ancient Turkoman or Mongolian design — a geometric template featuring one flower surrounded by four leaves, which repeats across the carpet. This pattern originated around the late 15th century in what is now Northwest Afghanistan in the city of Herat (Herat was then part of Persia).
The pattern is often stylized so that you can’t make out individual flowers and leaves. Sometimes the leaves look like leaping fish and the pattern is called ‘mahi’ after the Farsi word for fish. Nonetheless, it’s the same pattern rendered in thousands of different artistic interpretations.
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