Very Old Extremely Fine Rare Persian Tehran Rug

Rug #1391
Size: 291 x 180 cm / 9.5 x 5.9 ft
Handwoven in: 
Design:  ,

Very Old Extremely Fine Rare 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. 115, p. 176.

The earliest Tehran rugs probably do not predate the 1920s. This is a powerfully drawn version of one of the best-known and characteristic prayer rug designs. It was popular all over Iran and derived from the more ‘naturalistic’ millefleurs designs associated with Qashqa’i weavers and, in turn, derived from Moghul Indian examples of the 17th and 18th centuries. Although the design has travelled a long way from its source, recognisable elements survive, including the large and ornate central vase with its floral bouquet, the mound on which is stands and the pair of flanking cypress trees.


Very Old Extremely Fine Rare 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.