• Stock: 15392

    A small Persian carpet with predominantly blue and russet red hues most probably an Afshar carpet. It is centred by a hexagonal enclosing geometric motifs framed by three foliate borders. The Turkic Afshar tribe, a semi-nomadic group, was mainly located in the northern region of Persia, now known as Azerbaijan. Part of the tribe was later resettled in the south eastern region in the Kerman district of the country and it was there that their work with carpets developed into a business. Persian, late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    80 14"
    204 cms
    0 316"
    0.4 cms
    40 78"
    104 cms
  • Stock: 15258

    A beautiful and very large Persian Kashan carpet. The central shaped panel with interlacing scrolled foliage and stylised flower heads woven in softly hued pale and midnight blues, magenta and ochre on an ivory ground. There are seven bands around the border of various repeating stylised flowers and motifs. Wool on a Cotton Base.
    Persian, mid/late 20th century.

    Kashan carpets are hand knotted and made in and around the town of Kashan in north west central Iran (Persia), 150 miles south of the capital, Tehran.

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    Length Width
    139"
    353 cms
    102 38"
    260 cms

    Listed Price: £2,000 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15252

    A very large Bidjar carpet centred by a double lozenge design filled with the traditional small floral motifs in deep reds and blues. The name is taken from Bidjar, or Bijar, a small Kurdish town in north western Iran where the carpets are made many in the surrounding villages. As the weavers tie each knot they add an extra weft and use their heavy metal and wood combs to beat the weft and the knots down which makes the carpets strong and very durable and this stiff, heavy foundation creates carpets that can withstand many years of heavy use. Because of this they are known as “the iron rugs of Persia”.
    Persian, mid 1950s.

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    Width Length
    91 14"
    232 cms
    140 316"
    356 cms

    Listed Price: £2,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15259

    A fine twentieth century Nain woolwork carpet. Nain is a town east of Isfahan in what was once Persia and now Iran. It had for centuries been known for making cloaks with camel's wool, but in the early twentieth century used their fine woolwork skills to make rugs, often using cool colours, and elaborate geometric or floral designs. Nain carpets are made in such a way that the warp and weft are made of cotton, the pile made of wool and silk to make the motifs stand out.

    Iranian, mid 20th century.

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    Length Width
    125 316"
    318 cms
    97 316"
    247 cms

    Listed Price: £950 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15257

    A mid twentieth century Isfahan carpet dominated by the central foliate medallion of intricate design surrounded by vines and flowers. These carpets are identified by the use of soft kork wool and silk woven in a very tight pile in red, magenta, blue or indigo on an ivory background.

    The city of Isfahan is one of the finest in the Islamic world known for its wonderful Persian architecture. The carpets, woven here for centuries, are perhaps the best and most valuable to be found and are often inspired by the designs found in the buildings, gardens and palaces in this beautiful city. Persian, circa 1956.

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    Length Width
    86 58"
    220 cms
    56 14"
    143 cms

    Listed Price: £950 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15254

    A mid 20th century Bidjar carpet of woven floral motifs on a midnight blue background. These carpets have been made for centuries in and around the small Kurdish town of Bidjar, also known as Bijar, south of Tabriz in the northwest of Iran. They can be distinguished by their heavy wool or cotton foundation (cotton was used in the twentieth century). As the weaver ties each row of knots, an extra weft is added and pounded down. The stiff, heavy foundation that this creates allows the carpets to withstand up to many years of heavy use. Because of this they are known as “the iron rugs of Persia”. Persian, mid 1950s.

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    Length Width
    83 18"
    211 cms
    55 12"
    141 cms

    Listed Price: £850 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15255

    A large Heriz carpet with bold geometric design from the Heris region in east Azerbaijan in northwest Persia now Iran. The villagers of the region continue to weave carpets following traditional patterns often from memory the design having been handed down from generation to generation and usually featuring a geometric pattern with large central medallions. They are both durable and hard wearing and it is said that they incorporate woven images relating to old folk tales.
    Persian, circa 1950.

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    Length Width
    153 18"
    389 cms
    116 78"
    297 cms

    Listed Price: £1,700 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15256

    A Qashqai tribal carpet with a central midnight blue medallion filled and surrounded by a field of small floral motifs.

    The Qashqai people, throughout their history, have been nomadic their tribes travelling hundreds of miles across the Middle East to winter near the Persian Gulf. Their history and culture is rich in both struggle and inspiration which greatly influences the designs and motifs found in their carpets and give them an unusual sense of spontaneity and aliveness. These carpets are usually woven by the women of the tribe who, defying the modern practice of using commercial dyes, continue to almost exclusively use natural vegetable and plant dyes and follow the more traditional weaving techniques. Their family carpets are greatly treasured and they have a saying: “Where I am is my carpet. Where my carpet and I am is my home.”
    Persian, mid 1950s.

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    Length Width
    94 18"
    239 cms
    62 316"
    158 cms
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