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Vintage Persian Hamadan runner

Vintage Persian Hamadan runner BB2781

Price: $14,000

An early 20th century Persian Hamadan rug runner with a stepped lozenge lattice containing primitive fleurons in a palette of blue, dusty rose and ivory within a series of polychrome geometric stripes.

Hamadan is an ancient city in the area formerly known as Persia and now Iran. The history of the city may even be traced to the Biblical story of Esther. Today, Hamadan is a large city west of Tehran, Iran’s capital. Antique Hamadan rugs in NYC come from the area around this city. As with most blue persian rug production, the name of the antique rug generally refers to the city of sale rather than the city of production. The Hamadan region actually consists of over one thousand villages. Many of these villages welcomed refugees and served as homes for different ethnicities and religious variations. This diversity promoted the creation of tapestries that reflected the same level of diversity. Hamadan runner carpets feature different designs, but they all enjoy excellent quality and value

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