Antique Malayer Rug, Village of Mishen, North-West ...

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The only word to describe this rug is ...... magnificent!
Made in the village of Mishen in the Malayer region of north-west Persia during the second half of the 19th century, the fineness of knotting and detail is just incredible.
Mishen was noted for probably the best and finest rugs made in this area in the 19th century and those rugs were generally referred to, not just as 'Malayer' but as 'Mishen Malayer'.
This rug is in very good overall condition with a tight low-cropped pile and the range of natural colours is superb.
Size: tbc
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Antique Mazlaghan Rug, North-West Persia

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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").

Antique Karaja Rug, Karaja, North-West Persia.

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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").

Antique Sultanabad Rug, North-West Persia.

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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").

Antique Lilihan Rug, Lilihan, North-West Persia

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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").

Antique Lilihan Rug, North-West Persia

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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").

Old Lilihan Rug, Lilihan, North-West Persia

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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").

Antique Bijar Rug, Bijar, North-West Persia.

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This charming little rug in full, lustrous pile, was made in the Bijar region of north-west Persia during the first half of the 20th century. The overall design, in natural colours, is called in Persian 'herati' - symbolising two fish swimming around water-lilies in a water-garden.
Size: 96cm x 70cm (3' 2" x 2' 3").