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Antique Tehran carpet

Circa 1900
306 x 201 cm 10’ x 6’7”
£ POA
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A beautiful rare antique Tehran Vase carpet with exquisite colours, rare greens and pale blues with an elegant design of vases full of flowers and surrounded by birds. Woven by expert weavers the variety of pale blues and rare green 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.

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 These carpets would have been woven in workshops by the best weavers using a ‘cartoon’ drawing to know exactly where each knot would go.  The precision is quite remarkable.  The weave is very fine indeed, being a fine town carpet the pile is cut finely and low. The wool fine pile is in general good condition with some scattered lower areas of pile and old restoration.  Still in very good order for a carpet over 120 years old.

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.  Tehran carpets are famous for elaborate intricate floral designs, Vase designs and tree of life designs.  They are rare to find in perfect condition and early examples.

Please request a home visit to view this rare antique Tehran carpet in your own home, we love to travel all over the UK showing our collection of carpets and rugs in customers homes.

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