OLD WORLD Antique Rug | Ancient Pattern with Navy, Coral, Salmon, Blush and Beige | ~ 7.10 x 12.4

We carry authentic Antique rugs and VIntage rugs that are truly one of a kind made all by hand with organic dyes and natural hand-spun wool. These mystical pieces have all been professionally cleaned prior to being listed and ready to use. Our entire collection is carefully curated with an extremely picky and discerning eye that captures the heart and soul of these weavers, and the story they share in their nomadic masterpieces.

Name: Shilo

Size: ~ 7.10 x 12.4

Age: Antique

Pile: Low with age-related patina; there are some spots with old ancient restoration and repairs, nothing unexpected for it's age.  Nice floppy thin pile  - a luxurious textile! Similar to a kilim or sumac, maybe a little more body but comparable.

About: This is a timeless piece that incorporates one of the most iconic and old designs ever woven - the iconic Herati pattern, also known as Water-Garden and Fish design. Two fish that were lovers are swimming around playing with one another under the moonlight - this is what the design represents. You will see the two fish (two leaves) and the moonlight (one flower in between them), and once you see it you can't unsee it. The lovely movement in the 3 stripes around the perimeter is a really nice break on the eyes as we dive into the world of the Herati design. That field is also broken apart with the powerful layered medallion which adds a nice depth to the piece. The patina and age-related wear is really pretty and takes this from a wonderfully rich piece to a rich and character piece. This rug is unimaginably fine in its quality of weave and tightness of knots. It really is so well woven, couldn't have been done by a novice weaver - this was done by a master with her fingers. Nice floppy handle with a thinner body and wonderful soft distressed/low wool pile. Definitely consider a pad if you'll be putting this in high-traffic because the pad will add some nice body to the rug. All in all, you will love this piece if you are looking for a true old-world antique piece with wonderful navy, coral, salmon, beige, blush, and deep indigo.

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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