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Antique Tehran carpet

Circa 1910
320 × 220 cm 10’5” x 7’2”


In perfect untouched condition this is a true masterpiece! An antique Tehran carpet woven with a silk foundation and large amount of silk highlights detailing the animals and flowers on a finely spun wool pile. This rare and exceptional carpet has beautiful animals in the design and is a remarkably fine weave, these carpets were often commissioned for important people and private homes in the late 19th to early 20th century. Woven by expert master weavers the variety of natural pale blues and indigo deeper dyes are stunning. One of the best examples of weaving we have seen from Tehran, the workmanship is truly breathtaking! A very rare and collectable carpet.

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These town fine carpets would have been woven in workshops by the best weavers using a ‘cartoon’ drawing to know exactly where each knot of wool and silk highlight would be placed, looking for near perfection in the weave. The precision is quite remarkable and this exceptional piece highlights the skill of weaving from Persia during this period.

Tehran is the capital of Iran the country historically referred to as Persia, the greatest carpet producing country in the world. However, while traditional rugs have been woven in a variety of styles throughout Persia for centuries and centuries Tehran itself only became a centre of rug production after the great revival of Persian weaving in the late nineteenth century.

We offer the service of viewing any of our carpets & rugs in-situ in London, Surrey, Hampshire & the UK by appointment. Please contact us to arrange an appointment to view this rare antique Tehran carpet in situ or in our barn showroom in Crondall, Surrey.

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