Antique Hamadan Handmade Wool Runner BB4599 3'2" × 11'5" $7,000
An early 20th century Hamadan antique runner rug, the cream field having four stepped geometric motif medallions with upper and lower pendants surrounded by geometric floral motifs within a midnight blue and ivory floral motif border between orange 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 come from the area around this city. As with most 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 Persian rugs feature different designs, but they all enjoy excellent quality and value.
Antique Hamadan Handmade Wool Runner BB4599