*All of our antique & vintage rugs are professionally cleaned prior to being listed.*
Size: 4.8 x 6.5
Age: Antique 1940's
About: Deep and dark Antique rug woven with a brilliant look and nice moody feel. Nice dark woods and dark leathers would look wonderful with this. All-over Herati design with hidden animal motifs woven throughout the rug as a symbol of protection. Not often does this happen, but the 4 corners of this rug (called spandrels) make up the beautiful center medallion! If you add all of the 4 corners together, it is identical to the medallion - this is rare and they don't teach you this stuff in school! :) Speaking of the medallion, it is perfect in every way - the size is subtle yet noticeable, the deep rose with saffron and greens add a really unique color palette and look, and of course, the deep blues and soft blues add a nice depth. And of course, the camel border with old "boteh" (seed) motifs is an example of phenomenal attention to detail and symbolism in this piece. This is an unusual rug that has layers upon layers of interesting elements!
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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