Vintage Persian Hamadan Rug BB5912
Vintage Persian Hamadan Rug Description:
This early 20th century antique Persian Hamadan rug features an all-over design of geometric and floral abstractions in shades of blue, red and beige, forming a large central pattern that creates corner brackets containing arabesques and floral motifs against a field of blue. 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 persian rugs runner 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 early 20th century piece feature curvilinear designs of central Persia and angular symbols of the Caucasus, and remain a favorite with collectors and designers.