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Antique Persian Rugs

The Golden Age of Persian carpet weaving occurred during the Safavid dynasty, when Shah Tahmasp (1524-1587) began establishing court factories for carpet production. Prior to this time, the production of rugs in the region was primarily a village craft, defined by use of simple rectilinear patterns. Following the Afghan invasion in 1722, there was a significant decline in Persian carpet production until the late nineteenth century when European demand for Persian rugs contributed to a major revival in the art form. Antique Persian rugs can be divided into two main categories - city (formal) rugs, which were made in workshops, are known for their finely-woven and often intricate designs, and village rugs (informal), which are widely varied in their unique blends of city and nomadic motifs and techniques. The most important formal rugs come from Tabriz, Kashan, Kirman, Doroksh, Khorassan, Meshad, Tehran, and Sarouk and the most well-known villages included Malayer, Sarab, Bakhtiar, Bakshaish, Sultanabad, Bibikabad, Senneh, Fereghan, Heriz, Hamadan and Shiraz. For today' s interiors, city rugs tend to work well in formal settings, such as New York offices or apartments, whereas informal nomadic rugs are often excellent choices for more casual spaces such as rooms in country houses.

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A Persian Tabriz Rug BB5624

Size: 17'3'' × 11'4''

Item No: BB5624

A Persian Malayer Rug BB5628

Size: 6'5'' × 4'4''

Item No: BB5628

A Persian Tabriz Rug BB5285

Size: 20' × 12'10''
A late 19th century antique Persian Tabriz rug.

Item No: BB5285

A Persian Khorassan rug BB5210

size: 33'2" x 15'8" Circa:1900
An early 20th century persian Khorassan antique rug

Item No: BB5210

A Persian Kashan rug BB4304

Size: 15'.10" x 11'.5" Circa: 1880
A highly-decorative late 19th century persian kashan antique rug

Item No: BB4304

A Persian Meshad Carpet BB5606

Size: 15'2'' × 12'5''

Item No: BB5606

A Persian Tabriz Rug BB5608

Size: 15'9'' × 11'

Item No: BB5608

A Persian Sultanabad Rug BB5609

Size: 14'2'' × 10'2''

Item No: BB5609

A Persian Tabriz Rug BB5612

Size: 7' × 4'4''

Item No: BB5612

A Persian Malayer Rug BB5613

Size: 9' × 4'

Item No: BB5613

A Persian Silk Tabriz Rug BB5614

Size: 7'2'' × 4'6''

Item No: BB5614

A Persian Sultanabad rug BB5618

Size: 14'4'' × 10'3'' Circa: 1880
A late 19th century antique Sultanabad rug, the abrashed blue field with an angular vine and geometric flowerhead ...

Item No: BB5618

A Persian Tabriz rug BB5596

Size: 21' × 16'10'' Circa: 1880
A finely-knotted late 19th century Persian Tabriz antique rug of exceptional vitality, having a salmon field ...

Item No: BB5596

A Persian Kirman rug BB5594

Size: 18'1'' × 12'7'' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Persian Kirman (Kerman) antique carpet, the black field with a dense herati pattern in red ...

Item No: BB5594

A Persian Kirman rug BB5591

Size: 22'6'' × 10'4'' Circa: 1900
An exceptional example from our colelction of late 19th century Persian Kirman antique rugs, the caramel field ...

Item No: BB5591

A Persian Tabriz rug BB5589

Size: 17'3'' × 12'10'' Circa: 1900
A finely-woven early 20th century Persian Tabriz antique carpet, the light brown field with an dense overall design ...

Item No: BB5589

A Persian Kirman rug BB5588

Size: 19'1'' × 13'3'' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Persian Kirman (Kerman) antique rug, the sage field with a palmette, flowering vine and cloud ...

Item No: BB5588

A Persian Tabriz carpet BB5587

Size: 17'4'' × 12'9'' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century antique Tabriz rug from Northwest Persia, the sand field with floral sprays around a central ...

Item No: BB5587

A Persian Meshad rug BB5586

Size: 15'1'' × 13' Circa: 1920
A Meshad (Meshed) carpet from Persia, having a garden-inspired design in rust-blue and deep ...

Item No: BB5586

A Persian Kirman carpet BB5585

Size: 21'3'' × 11'9'' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Persian Kirman (Kerman) antique rug, the rust field with an enlarged palmette, whimsical ...

Item No: BB5585

A Persian Tabriz rug BB5584

Size: 17'10'' × 12'7'' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Persian Tabriz antique rug, the abrashed rust field with an allover lattice of palmettes ...

Item No: BB5584

A Persian Tabriz rug BB5583

Size: 19' × 12'4'' Circa: 1900
A fine example from our collection of early 20th century Persian Tabriz rugs, the abrashed light reddish brown ...

Item No: BB5583

A Persian Bakhtiari rug BB5582

Size: 20' × 14'6'' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Persian Bakhtiari antique rug, the pale celadon field with a spacious garden design of cypres ...

Item No: BB5582

A Persian Khorassan rug BB5581

Size: 18'6'' × 13' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Persian Khorassan antique rug, the camel field with a playful trellis design overall ...

Item No: BB5581

A Persian Bibikabad rug BB5580

Size: 19'2'' × 14'4'' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Persian Bibikabad antique rug, the cinnamon field with an allover lattice of finely-drawn ...

Item No: BB5580
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