Persian Birjand Carpet

Rug #5100
Size: 423 x 314 cm / 13.9 x 10.3 ft
Handwoven in: 

Persian Birjand Carpet

This Persian Birjand carpet is published in;

THE PERSIAN CARPET, ‘The Fabric of Life’, Essie Sakhai, Woodbridge, 2008.

pl. 298,  p. 366.

The majority of Birjand carpets have tight all-over repeat
designs and examples from this particular weaving city with a variant
‘Ardabil’ design, based on the early-16th century medallion carpets now
in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and the Los Angeles County
Museum, are surprisingly rare. Following the first publication in colour of
the London carpet in the late-19th century, this became one of the most
copied of all designs, from Turkey through to India.

Persian Birjand carpet handwoven from wool in Iran. Central medallion design, in this case known as Ardebil design.

For further information please contact us and our team will be pleased to assist you. All pieces in the collection are under the auspices of Essie Sakhai, one of the world’s foremost experts and collectors of fine handmade Persian rugs and carpets.