We are used to seeing many Persian rugs with a deep indigo blue ground or rich reds, but the artisans went into a totally different direction when creating this rug that was born to stand out from the crowd. Filled with angular oak leaves and foliage, this captivating Persian woven in the rugged NW mountains of Persia had masters of vegetable dying, to create the wonderful patina that we get to have and treasure.
This rug comes with great age, woven circa 1880-1900 and the pure vegetable dyes have mellowed through time, leaving us with enchanting and enduring appeal. The all-natural dyes are soothing to look at with an all over design that is bespoke. The strength in design is highly decorative and commands attention. This rug simply wins for the artistic merit award and more with the sensational interlocking vines and gorgeous medallions flowing in the field of this hand knotted masterpiece.
Low pile and with scattered wear consummate with its history, the knotting is somewhat coarse, attributed to the type of wool that comes from the mountainous areas near Mt. Sabalon, well known for a sturdy cotton foundation, tightly packed knots and great durability.
They say that the wool of this region in Heriz had traces of copper in it that the sheep drank, resulting in the amazing wool is resilient and lasts forever. Men dyed the wool with all natural resources of vegetables, plants, roots and flowers and the women weaved this tribal, most likely off of memory as there were no drawn out designs. The wool used was undoubtedly from their own family’s sheep.
This rug is prized for artistry, design fluidity, rarity and color nuance. While this is an investment level rug, we are extending it at phenomenal value compared to what this rare Persian would retail for at a brick and mortar. Thank you for shopping small.
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