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Antique Tehran pictorial carpet

Circa 1910
320 x 214 cm 10’5” x 7’
£14,800
Reserved

Description

A beautiful pictorial antique Tehran carpet with soft colours and an elegant design of flowers and animals. Woven by expert weavers the variety of pale blues and indigo deeper dyes are stunning.  The abrash which is the term for the change of dyes is a what makes these antique pieces have so much charm.  These carpets would have been woven in workshops by the best weavers using a 'cartoon' drawing to know exactly where each knot would go.

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 The precision is quite remarkable.  Woven by expert weavers the weave is very tight indeed, being a fine town carpet the pile is cut finely. The wool fine pile is in good condition throughout with only minimal lower areas of pile.

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 center 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 request a home visit and we will bring this carpet to your home so you can try it in-situ along with alternatives.

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