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Antique Hamadan rug

Circa 1900
204 × 100 cm 6’8” x 3’3”


Richly coloured antique Hamadan rug with a warm red border and a deep blue background.  Over 110 years old it has lush wool pile and a 16th century ‘Herati’ or “Mahi” design as the main design.  “Mahi” is short for “Mahi to Hos” meaning “fish in the pond”. This design is a now stylised to a rosette surrounded by two leaves, the name “Mahi” meaning “fish” was given to this design because the leaves resemble swimming fish.

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 In early carpets sometimes these leaves were closer to looking like fish.

Original ends and good colours and a soft wool pile.  Ideal for an entrance hall or landing, on a wood floor we always supply excellent rug underlay which stops a rug from slipping.

Hamadan is located in the west of Persia and the city was a centre for trading and weaving carpets, hundreds of villages surround Hamadan which produced various designs and qualities of rugs.  You can learn more about the city on Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamadan

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