Lovely vintage Persian village carpet with traditional Lilihan floral motif.
Very hard to find narrow runner that will fit most Western hallways. Straight and lays perfectly flat.
Condition is excellent with almost no signs of wear. Extraordinary fine condition for an antique – vintage carpet.
Primary field color is black with an ivory border and subtle colors that include blue, rose, brick red, olive green and salmon
Lilihan rugs are woven in the Hamadan region by Armenian tribal weavers.
Natural wool on natural cotton. Exact size is 12 ft. 7 in. by 2 ft. 10 in. 1950s.
This rug is well crafted and solid, and can be used in a high foot traffic area. (A simple rug pad can prevent movement on slippery tile or wood floors with small rugs and runners, but probably unnecessary with this carpet.)
Persian Armenians have been the largest Christian minority in Iran, and estimates put their numbers at 150,000 to 300,000.
Although Lilihan rugs are commonly associated with Persian Armenian weavers, their design is popular with Azeri and Kurdish weavers, too.
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 $34 within the continental U.S.
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