The BANKSY OF RUGS | Antique Kerman Lavar | Signed Piece, Cool Story | 2 x 2.9


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: The BANKSY OF RUGS  Antique Kerman Lavar | Signed Piece, Cool Story 

Size: 2 x 2.9

Age: Antique, C. 1920-30's

Pile: Low with age-related wear and lovely patina throughout. Read below about the potential weaver's edit from the original piece

About:  Talk about a story... Originally when I brought this piece into our collection I examined it and right away noticed it was a Portrait weaving of an Armed Official / Person but something was odd.  Inspecting the back verified that at some point a weaver or repair person REMOVED the knots that made this person's face and REWOVE wool in to make this person a NO NAME person, in other words to blur out his face.  BUT WHY? It must have been because this weaver didn't agree with War, or the political or diplomatic decisions/actions this person or this military has taken, took, or their beliefs etc.  It is basically the RUG WORLD'S BANKSY!  This is sort of like graffiti but instead of it coming off like vandalism, it is more like taking a stand for their personal moral code - hence removing the face and arms on the coat to not promote or extend whatever stand this person or coalition stood for - AMAZING STUFF!

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, 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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