Unusual Old Persian Tehran Rug

Rug #156
Size: 300 x 204 cm / 9.8 x 6.7 ft
Handwoven in: 
Design:  ,

Unusual Old Persian Tehran Rug Mihrab design | Vase Fine Kork Wool (Cashmere)

This Persian Tehran rug is published in;

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

pl. 112,  p. 172.

A very finely woven prayer rug from c.1920. This is a variant of a particular style of prayer rug that began being woven in Kerman, Kashan, Tabriz and Feraghan in the late 19th-century and seems to have been, in its turn, a variant of the millefleurs prayer rug design, which was probably brought back to Persia from India by Nadir Shah after his sacking of Delhi in the late-18th century. The central upright rectangular panel on this rug, with two cypress trees flanking a hugh vase at its base, represents the new element. Fine wool pile on a cotton foundation.



Unusual Old Persian Tehran Rug. This piece was handwoven in Tehran , Iran. 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.