* All of our antique & vintage rugs are professionally cleaned prior to being listed.*
Size: 10 x 13
Age: Antique ~ 90 or so years old C. 1930's or so
Pile: Low with patina
About: There aren't many weavers and villages that can pull off the challenging feat of weaving a rug that crosses the chasm of both Classic Persian with nomadic DNA; this rug does that. Botanical and elegant poetry inspired motifs scatter throughout this piece, with the feel of an incredibly soft, high-quality, lanolin-rich wool pile. A closer look, you will see that the weave itself, although very fine, is one of a tribal "village rug" style than a traditional "city rug" style; which can only tell us that this was woven in the region of the Central-Western part of the epicenter of where hand-knotted rugs hail from, Iran, specifically the district of Sarouk. Sarouk weaves some of the most counterintuitive rugs because they are one of the only weavers to walk the fine line between nice piled rugs which often results in a more coarse weave, but these weavers and this piece not only has great medium pile but also a very nice weave. The pile has some age related wear due to age, but all in all in fantastic shape. Incredibly rich reds, high sheen, deep inky indigo, beautiful chocolate highlights dancing with softer blues, beige, beautiful rose and pink, and even softer mocha notes. When this is in your space, remove all shoes and socks and allow your feet to feel some of the softest and strongest wool it will ever feel. It's hard to tell by pictures, but look at the close-ups to see the richness in the wool, it's somewhat telling but only when you feel it will you really understand. There are subtle wear and patina in some areas that I've tried to photograph, but this rug will last another hundred+ year easily. The size alone is tremendous and makes you really appreciate just what it takes to weave a large rug of this caliber.
This rug is one-of-a-kind, only one 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.
Any questions about this rug? Don't hesitate to reach out!
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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