Old Lilihan Rug, Lilihan, North-West Persia

Item Number
BM1223

As a dealer in pre-1900 antique rugs and carpets, I just couldn't resist buying this charming little Lilihan rug. Made in the first half of the 20th century, I couldn't help falling for the beautiful natural colours and superb wool quality. Not only that, but the depiction of the 'herati' pattern or stylised fish swimming in a water garden, always appeals - where two fish represents happiness to these village people.
Size: 1.12m x 0.70m (3' 8" x 2' 3").
£750

Antique Lilihan Rug, North-West Persia

Item Number
VS1

This lovely little rug from the area of Lilihan in north-west Persia was made around 1900. The overall condition is very good except for some loss of border at the top end only, although both ends require to be secured to stop future fraying. The colours are all natural which makes this rug a very decorative item in the home.
Size: 1.32m x 0.91m (4' 4" x 3' 0").
SOLD

Antique Karaja Rug, Karaja, North-West Persia.

Item Number
BM1091

This stunning village rug, made in Karaja, north-western Persia around 1900, was made with natural colours throughout. Particularly attractive is the bold, yet dominant, main border with its continuous vine pattern. The rug is in good overall condition with an evenly-low pile.
Size: 1.85m x 1.45m (6' 1" x 4' 9").
SOLD

Antique Sultanabad Rug, North-West Persia.

Item Number
MAC37

This unusual and stunning rug was made in Sultanabad in north-west Persia around 1870-1880.
I love the abrash of madder-red in the central field. Very good condition.
Size: 2.18m x 1.42m (7' 2" x 4' 8").
SOLD

Antique Lilihan Rug, Lilihan, North-West Persia

Item Number
BM1005

This charming little rug was made in Lilihan, north-west Persia around 1900. The terracotta field contains stylised fish swimming around water-lilies, symbolising happiness.
1.17m x 0.77m (5' 10" x 2' 6").
SOLD

Antique Mazlaghan Rug, North-West Persia

Item Number
BM649

This rug from the Mazlaghan area of north-west Persia, made circa 1900, is visually stunning! Around the typical Mazlaghan serrated madder-red field are stylized roses or 'gol-e-feranghi' as is referred to by the Persians. The rug is in excellent condition and I love the sky-blue main border along with the other vegetable colours.
Size: 2.00m x 1.37m (6' 6" x 4' 6").
SOLD