Antique Persian Yazd Rug Circa 1900 – 526 x 392cm


Dimensions50395562 × 50394361 cm
Rug no


Size in cm

526 x 392

Size in feet

17.2 x 12.8


100% Wool pile based on cotton foundation

Condition & Age

Circa 1930


Circa 1900


Hand woven in Iran

Number of Knots

Approx 260,000 Knots in 1sq meter

About the piece

This design is adopted from the famous 16Th century Safavid presently at Victoria and Albert museum called Chelsea carpet( where it was acquired). It is a beautiful well balanced rug, featuring the two animals symbolizing the struggle and the fight between Good and evil adopted from the famous Persian poems from well known poets as Hafez, saadi, Ferdosi,etc. handspun wool woven on to cotton foundation, in rich mainly vegetable dyes. Tabriz is situated in the northwest of Iran close to the Russian (Azerbaijan) and the Turkish border. Tabriz carpets come almost exclusively woven on vertical looms from the city and their surroundings and woven by experienced weavers in private houses where often the proud weaver and designer weave his or her name on the carpet. The Turkish knot is almost always used (the population of Tabriz is Turkish by race and language). Tabriz carpets play a very important role in Persian carpet production. Tabriz rugs are amongst the most sought after rugs by Persians for their houses and interiors. Some of the most common designs are Mahi (Fish) taken from the Persian gardens. Other designs are floral, often with a central medallion. Some have more silk than others and the finest are woven onto silk foundations (silk fringes)
Origin: Iran
Size: 526 x 392
Date: Circa 1900
Condition: Good

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