PAIR of Antique Tabriz Rugs, Tabriz, North-West ...

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BMac10

It's unusual to find a fabulous pair of Tabriz rugs that have remained together for over 100 years. They were acquired by a British family living in Iran during the early 20th century and handed down through the family until now. I acquired them because the family concerned were down-sizing and sadly couldn't use them any more. I've had them deep washed and both rugs have turned out beautifully - their glowing indigo-blue field and intricate detail in the central lozenge and spandrels just stunning. Made around 1880-1900, I am selling the rugs as a pair as it would be sacrilege to separate them after all this time.
Size: 1.76m x 1.17m (5' 9" x 3' 10").
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Antique Qom Rug, Qom, Central Persia.

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BM1163

Qom weaving started in the 1920s and this rug comes from that first natural-dye production.
Extremely fine knotting on a very decorative ivory ground, the field comprises roses, birds and ducks. A truly beautiful rug.
Size: 1.96m x 1.40m (6' 5" x 4' 7").
£1,800

Antique Kashan Rug, Kashan, Central Persia

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BM505

The stunning red field of this attractive Kashan rug contains an elegant roundel medallion surrounded by foliage in beautiful pale blue. Made around 1900, the rug is in very good condition.
Size: 2.03m x 1.37m (6' 8" x 4' 6"0).
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Qum Rug, Central Persia

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BM400

Beautifully elegant - soft red field with sky-blue border incorporating stylised birds - this finely knotted Qum rug in superb kork wool with silk highlights throughout, is a masterpiece of workshop weaving from the 1930s.
Size: 2.14m x 1.39m (7' 0" x 4' 7").

WAS 2500
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Qum Rug, Central Persia

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BM310

The ivory central field depicts a wonderful 'tree-of-life' rising up with its roots in the underworld; the trunk in the earthly world and the branches in the realms of the spirits. The sky-blue main border contains stylised deer and birds. Finely knotted in kork wool on a cotton warp and weft.
Size: 2.06 x 1.42m (6' 9" x 4' 8").
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Antique Quom Rug, Quom, Central Persia

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BM603

This gorgeous rug with compartmentalised garden design was made in the holy city of Quom in Central Persia around 1920-1930. It is in mint condition with natural colours and measures
2.06m x 1.43m (6' 9" x 4' 9").
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Old Quom Rug, Quom, Central Persia.

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BM1016

This beautiful rug, made in Quom in 1930, is one of the first all-wool rugs to be made there - the first of the Quom weaving projects. The whole design is beautifully drawn - an ivory-ground field with a lattice design of flowers - and the powerful main border with a beige background and stylised flowers all round. Fabulous!
Size: 1.96m x 1.44m (6' 5" x 4' 9").
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Pair of Old Kerman Mats, Kerman, Southern ...

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BM643

Never separated, this pair of mats were made during the early 20th century in the city of Kerman in southern Persia. I have had the sides re-bound due to wear - otherwise they are both in excellent condition.
Size: 61cm x 49cm (2' 0" x 1' 7") each.
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OLd Isfahan Pictorial Rug, Central Persia

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BM347

An exceptionally fine Isfahan rug with 'kork' wool and ivory silk highlights, knotted on a silk foundation with approx. 550 knots per square inch. The beautiful design, which has been intricately and lovingly woven, is a veritable garden of paradise. Made around 1940, this beautiful rug would have been knotted in one of the many fine atelier workshops at that time, in Isfahan.
Size: 1.60 x 1.09m (5' 3" x 3' 7").

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Old Quom Rug, Quom, Central Persia

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BM554

A fabulously fine rug made in Quom, central Persia around the 1930s/40s with wool and silk highlights knotted on a silk foundation. The design of vertical flowers is referred to as 'moharramat' and the condition of the rug is mint.
2.14m x 1.40m (7' 0" x 4' 7").
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