Size 390 x 282 cm, 12'10 x 9'3
Hand-made in Iran from wool. This rug contains approximately 1760000 knots, and would have taken 293 days to weave and finish.
The bold angular medallions of the rugs associated with the Kurdish weavers in Persia as well as with tribes like the Shahsavan are seen in abundance in the examples of village production of the Kolyai tribe around Sonqur in western Iran, who are the biggest rug producers amongst the Kurds. The weave is good, the pile dense and the price moderate, making them very popular with western buyers. These rugs are often classified as Hamadan from the market town where they are sold in the bazaar. This piece is designated Mahal in Iran, meaning palace (or basically large home) for where this piece would have originally have been made. Most rugs from Iran are old or antique coming from the bazaars where we select the best condition pieces and fully refurbish them. These pieces can be between 25 and 100 years old with little or no sign of wear. To purchase a brand new rug is very expensive and the colours too brash for our taste. The advantage is that they have mellowed into colours most suitable for the North American and European markets and are very inexpensive.
We highly recommend purchasing this rug with our top quality German underlay as it vastly improves the life of your carpet and guards against slipping accidents.
It has a 10 year non-stick, non-crumble guarantee. To learn more click here.
Prices with and without underlay included below.