Size: 3.5 x 12.11
About: If you know, you know - pure wool Halvai runner with an unbelievably old Veramin Design, also known as Mina-Khani. This is a very nice runner because the design is so lovely and the weave is woven by the Kurds of the Northwest so it is made of exceptional materials (wool, dyes, etc). Nice floppy handle with such distinct rusty reds, saffron yellows, mallard greens, teals, slate blues, antique beige so much more. Where will you find another one like this with quality and beauty? I've named this piece after one of my favorite cities in the world - Amsterdam. The city of life, beauty in every corner, and such diversity on every street. The lovely canals remind me of the meandering space inside this piece, and just how charming every bit of it is. The cobblestone arches in the bridges, the different accents outside of every cafe, and the hustle and bustle of the city yet it never overpowers the city's beauty. It stays true. The tourists adapt to the town, not the other way around - and I love that. That's what this piece does for me, it so different and a melting pot of different influences of villages, designs, and colors - but all come together to honor the art of weaving rather than an individual aspect. There are so many unique birthmarks in this piece and once you see them you'll never stop admiring them. If you look closely, you can see where one of the ends starts in the field - the flowers are off-center before it starts the straight row of palmettes - this is INCREDIBLE. That must have been done purposefully or by the daughter of the weaver because their rest of the rug was so well done. At the end of the other side, you'll note that the flowers get smushed a bit trying to fit the entire motif in - this is organic and so human. This is what we crave in this art - the imperfections with honest and pure intentions. This is why this runner, amongst all the other reasons above, is in our collection. There will never be another one like this with these marks taking it from a beautiful runner to a soulful masterpiece with stories to share. A decorative piece for any home, especially one that wants to honor the old-world feel, or simply introduce some charm and warmth into their space. A TRUE GEM!
This rug is one-of-a-kind, only one in the world, no others are available.
Because of the nature and age of these older/antique handmade pieces, irregularities and age-related wear are likely to exist and are not considered defects.
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We always recommend a high-quality custom cut pad for any and all rugs; these pads are made for hand-knotted rugs. They create a body and support the knots of the rug, as well as prevent it from slipping and sliding.
A note from us to you: Buying a rug is special; it's not just you finding the rug, but also the rug finding you. Think about the many coincidences that have to occur for you to find the rug of your dreams. Our rugs are woven by nomads in the villages and remote mountainous regions of the major rug weaving districts across the world. All of our rugs are genuinely old and one-of-a-kind. Like anything old and unique, they are filled with character, soul, and story. The story of a rug is something we think about a lot; who was the weaver(s)? Did they weave it for personal use, commerce, to gift, or trade? Who was the second owner, and the third!? Sometimes the little motifs and symbols in rugs can help tell the story, but we will never truly know - there's something beautiful about that. Alas, our joy is to curate these incredible pieces that speak to us, and to pass them along to their new owners to be enjoyed and cherished for many years to come; both continuing to add to the story of the rug, and to the story of the new owners.
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