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Antique Lilihan runner

Circa 1900
630 × 88 cm 20’8” x 2’10”


A very unusual Persian Lilihan runner in fabulous condition.  Runners in these proportion are very difficult to find as they would never have been made and offered for sale  – pieces this size were always commissioned by private individuals for a specific space,  hence a small amount being produced.  Furthermore, many of the antique pieces ordered and completed in this fashion are still sitting in their original locations, so understandably runners of this large size and narrow width rarely become available.

We offer the service of viewing any of our carpets & rugs in-situ in London, Surrey, Hampshire & the UK by appointment. Request a home visit to see this runner at home, we love to travel and meet with clients and interior designers to show our rugs in-situ.



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Lilihan rugs were woven South of where Sarouks were produced in the village of Saruk in the Arak region of Persia. Hence they often have very similar design traits, using elegant floral designs and often Lilihan rugs were woven in unusual colours, they also were one of few weaving areas that made squarer proportion rugs.  The finest of the modern Sarouk rugs comes from the small town of Ghiassabad. These town rugs from Sarouk and Lilihan and carpets were commissioned for the western market around the beginning of the 20th Century and always had scrolling vines and floral motifs woven in soft colours.


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