Traditional Persian Arak village rug with ivory borders and repeating boteh pattern on a red field.
Overall condition is very good with only minor wear on the wool pile. No holes or worn areas. No odors or stains, etc.
Traditional quality dyes with a complementary color palette.
Fringes and side cords are very good shape. This is a very solid and rugged village carpet.
A solid rug that can be used in a high foot traffic area of the home. It is reasonably narrow, which will fit many Western home hallways.
The carpet is handwoven from natural wool on cotton. 1960s.
Last photo shows the back of the rug.
Exact size is 11 ft. 9 in. by 3 ft.
Arak is a large city in central Iran, the capital of the Markazi Province. It was formerly known as Sultanabad and often appears under that name in older books on Persian carpets.
These rugs are often referred to as Seraband Mir boteh rugs because they originated in Seraband and mir refers to the repeating pattern of botehs that comprise the dominant pattern.
I have a lot more information on the history of the boteh symbol. If you contact me, I can provide the extra information.
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