Antique Persian Hamadan Rug (Size adjusted) BB5822
This circa-1880 antique Persian Hamadan runner rug features an all-over design of geometric abstractions and floral motifs in repeating diamond shapes in shades of green, orange and blue against a field of light yellow. Produced in Hamadan, one of the oldest cities in Persia, this antique carpet is part of one of the most diverse Oriental weaving centers. Hamadan typically produced fine, coarse carpets made with the symmetric Ghiordes knot, with prevailing angular designs – although arabesques and curvilinear motifs also abound. Incorporating rich blue and dark scarlet hues contrasted by soft neutrals, these antique carpets draw extensively upon the tribal weaving traditions of Iran. Antique Hamadan rugs such as this late 19th century piece feature curvilinear designs of central Persia and angular symbols of the Caucasus, and remain a favorite with collectors and designers.
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