Vintage Hamadan runner BB3849 3'3" × 15'10"
A geometric Hamadan antique runner rugs, the camel field with a rigid lattice of thick striped bands containing abstract floral motifs within an ivory angular floral vine border.
Antique Hamadan rugs were created with thick wool with coarse weaving. One cotton weft served the entire rug. Overall, the construction results in a Persian carpet that may be rough in texture, but high in quality. The coloring of these rugs includes deep blue, deep red, off-white, and soft neutral tones. The colors consist of natural vegetable dyes. Most of the designs in antique Hamadan rugs are geometric, mostly angular however, some antique carpets feature curvilinear designs and arabesques. Another interesting aspect that may indicate the cultural influence of refugees includes the knotting used in the weaving. Turkish knots, which are symmetrical, are used in antique Hamdan rugs. Even though created in Persia, Turkish ethnic groups are part of the weavers who created the carpets in New York.