Persian Tehran Large Carpet – Oversize

Rug #5138
Size: 535 x 330 cm / 17.6 x 10.8 ft
Handwoven in: 

Persian Tehran Large Carpet – Oversize


This Persian Tehran carpet is published in;

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

pl. 114, pp. 174-175.

This is an impressive early example of Tehran weaving, the earliest
examples of which probably do not pre-date the 1920s. This carpet has
field designs associated in particular with 19th century Bidjar (or Garrus, as
the region was previously known after the ruling Kurdish tribal group); indeed,
it has the same ‘flower and split palmette’ field design as on the famous
McMullan carpet in the Metropolitan Museum with its altered date of 1794.
Both the main border, with its distinctive palette, and the beautifully drawn inner
and outer Bidjar examples. Early Tehran carpets, it should be noted,
are comparatively rare and are almost always of very high quality.


Persian Tehran large carpet handwoven from fine wool in Iran. Items with these proportions are considered oversize with respect to the dimensions of a standard room.

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