Delightful Antique Runner | Artistic Boteh Colorful Antique Rug | 3.2 x 7.3

*All of our antique & vintage rugs are professionally cleaned prior to being listed.*

Name: Dora

Size: 3.2 x 7.3

Age: Antique

Pile: Low with some patina

About: This is a gorgeous piece with a fantastic in-between size of a runner and a smaller throw-rug. A very decorative piece with an all-over design with "seed" motifs called boteh, symbolizes growth, new beginnings, new discoveries, and new paths. This rug is about the circle of life and how things start and end, and then start again - this is what a seed represents. This idea of symbolism with the combination of the lovely color palette makes this a wonderful piece; deep navy, variations of dusty tangerine, fruit punch, french blue, antique beige, rich red, soft salmon, and English rose, mocha, and more. The perimeter has a border of chickens/birds, which to these weavers symbolize prosperity and good luck. So, it can be understood that with the seed motifs in the middle of the rug and the chickens around the border that this piece in its entirety stands for living a full life of prosperity and good fortune. It is amazing to marvel at these symbols and connect the dots of these messages that the artisans and weavers have laid out before us. Put this piece in a kitchen, entryway, bedroom, or anywhere else that will see you many times, and others as well if applicable, as a constant reminder of a prosperous life. Really fantastic piece!!

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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