Old vintage geometric tribal runner with traditional medallion motif and tree-of-life design.
These amazing runners are woven in the villages of Northwest Iran in the Meshgin Shahr region. Among rug collectors these are known as Meshkin carpets.
Condition is very good with little signs of wear on the wool pile. Although not too noticeable, the rug lost a couple of inches on one end over the decades (shown in CU photo). Maybe a little diffuse color pickup in the border from a wash but hard to see.
The rug is solid and can be used in a high foot traffic area.
Primary field colors include crimson red, dark navy blue, camel wool tan, and black.
The plush sheep’s wool used in these mountain bound village rugs is locally raised and dyed, and rich in lanolin. (The exception is the use of un-dyed camel’s wool for certain tans and browns. Camels do live in Iran but in Kavir National Park, a desert region in the eastern part of the country.)
Azeri weavers predominate in Northwest Persia and the traditional motifs are shared with Azerbaijan and the Shirvan carpet production area.
Vintage rug from the 1960s.
Natural wool on natural cotton. Exact size is 9 ft. 9 in. by 4 ft. 8 in.
Last photo with Morgan silver dollar shows the back of the carpet.
Shipping will be $43 within the continental U.S.
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