Category Archives: Persian Rugs

#18425 Kerman – Lavar: Circa 1900

Rug#: 18425 Origin: SE Persia Type: Kerman – Laver Size: 9’8” x 21’2” Warp: hand spun cotton Weft: hand spun cotton Pile: wool Sides: 2 ply wool Circa: 1900 Main Colors:  soft blues, navy, beige, ivory, tan, soft gold. The … Continue reading

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#40-1205 Bakhshaiesh: circa 1880

Rug #:  40-1205 Type:    Bakhshaiesh Origin:  Azerbaijan Province, NW Persia Size:     10’0” x 14’6” Circa:   1880 A uniform field of light camel displays an ascending overall floral pattern of linked rosettes attached by geometrically angled branches.  The main border … Continue reading

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#18406 Tabriz – Haji Jalili: As Seen in House Beautiful

Rug # 18406 Rug Type: Tabriz – Haji Jalili Origin: Persia Size: 21’6″ x 33’0″ Circa: 1890 Material: wool . Purchased by Rahmanan Antique & Decorative Rugs in 2001 from the authorized agent of the former Wallace Groves Estate in … Continue reading

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Film | Gabbeh 1997

Post by: Katrina Mauro Beyond the physical labor that is put into weaving a rug, is the story that is told through the art.  This film, while not a documentary, does document both of these aspects of rug making, interweaving … Continue reading

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Film | People of the Wind (1976)

*Post written by: Katrina Mauro In my quest to learn as much as I could about the rug world, I came across this 1976 documentary of the Babadi, a branch of the Bakhtiari tribe in Iran.  Narrated by Jaffar Qoli, … Continue reading

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#19360 Bakhshaiesh: circa 1890

Rug #:  19360 Type:    Heriz Carpet (Bakhshaiesh Type) Origin:  Azerbaijan Province, NW Persia Size:     11’10” x 19’8” Circa:   1890         Structure Warp:   cotton, off white, natural, handspun, Z-4-S Weft:    cotton, off white, natural, handspun, Z-2, 3, … Continue reading

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#20198 Kerman – Lavar: circa 1870

Rug#: 20198 Origin: SE Persia Type: Kerman – Laver Size: 12’4” x 23’8” Warp: hand spun cotton Weft: hand spun cotton Pile: wool Sides: 2 ply wool Circa: 1870 Main Colors:  soft blues, soft yellow, beige, ivory, tan. The present … Continue reading

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Documentary Clip | Persia, 1938

This is a clip from a 1938 color documentary on the Silk Road, from the 2nd reel entitled “Persia”, produced by the Esso corporation and distributed by Modern Talking Picture Service, depicting the process of producing Persian Rugs in Iran. … Continue reading

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#18885 Doroksh: circa 1910

Rug #: 18885 Origin: NE Persia Type: Mood (Doroksh) Size: 10’6″ x 13’10” Warp: cotton Weft: cotton Pile: wool Circa: 1910 What we in the industry refer to as “Mood Carpets” are a generalization of a number of types of … Continue reading

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#20194 Kerman – Lavar: circa 1870

Rug#: 20194 Origin: SE Persia Type: Kerman – Laver Size: 11’0” x 15’0” Warp: hand spun cotton Weft: hand spun cotton Pile: wool Sides: 2 ply wool Circa: 1870   Main Colors:  Pea green, soft yellow, soft green, wine red, … Continue reading

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