Antique Sarab Runner Circa 1900 – 311 x 100cm


Dimensions50395562 × 50394361 cm
Rug no


Size in cm

311 x 100

Size in feet

10.2 x 3.2


100% Wool pile based on wool foundation


Woven Circa 1902

Condition & Age

Perfect, full pile




Hand woven in Iran

Number of Knots

Approx 180,000 Knots in 1sq meter

About the piece

Sarab is a town located between two mountains in north west of Iran some 130 Km from Tabriz .
The population in Persian Azerbaijan province speak Turkish which is slightly different from their neighbouring country Azerbaijan which was part of Iran during Qajar dynasty before they signed the famous Turkmanchi treaty in 1828 after several wars with Russians which divided Azerbaijana into two parts .
In general Azerbaijan is famous and known for their geometric design rugs.
Sarab near Sabalan mountain is no exception and as it is one of the oldest and historic settlements of Azarbijan, they have been making rugs mostly, beautiful runners in various sizes in lighter background colours in vegetable dyed wool. The designs are also similar to Heriz and Bakhshayesh rugs and have light, rather bright colour pallets.
This beautiful well preserved  and good condition camel ground runner having a simple ground but a sophisticated geometric Caucasian border depicting a few animals has a certain beauty and is of the earlier samples, having been made on wool foundation and  horizontal loom instead of later pieces which were made on cotton foundation . This proves that the runner could be pre 1900  or much earlier .

The Rug has a date which is difficult to read which could be 1320 = 1902

Composition: Wool pile on Wool foundation

Woven: Circa 1902

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