#7754 Antique Laver Kerman Persian Oriental Rug

This circa 1925 Persian Laver Kerman antique Oriental rug #7754 measures 11’6” X 15’10”. This is a very interesting rug. It has a garden design consisting of six rows of squares. Rows 1, 3 and 5 are filled with a prayer niche motif with cloudbands and floral motifs. Rows 2, 4 and 6 are composed of an arched window motif. Each one of the nine windows is filled with cloudbands and flowers. The entire field is divided into nine sections each containing six separate images such are arched windows and prayer motif. The upper part of the field consists of a triple row of what appear to be tiles in the same motif as that used to separate the three large sections. The images within the nine sections are separated by a column with a Corinthian like capital. The border is very interesting. It is unique in my experience and brings to mind the border of the Pazyrk carpet except here the men on horseback are back to back and pulling something between the two of them which looks like a beehive. The horses are all different. The border has a navy blue ground and there are four pair of reciprocal borders. There is a lot of color in this rug. There is a pale rose, green, blues, tobacco and yellow. The rug has an overall calming effect. One of the interesting aspects of this rug is that the motif in the field is based on the square root of three. There are three major sections each section containing three sections. The smaller sections when combined are equal to nine. In each major section there are three minor sections forming six in each minor section forming twelve in 2/3rds of the sections forming eighteen in all sections. I would be shocked if you read this far, but take my word for it… this very complicated rug is designed in multiples of 3. I’m not sure if anyone else would find this interesting but I thought I’d throw it out there! The rug has complete ends and sides. It is clean and ready to go. The buyer pays the shipping with insurance. read more

Qum Qom Silk Persian Rug 5.3 x 3.4 ft / 160 x 103 cm vintage beige, red, green, black

Qum Qom Silk Persian Rug 5.3 x 3.4 ft / 160 x 103 cm vintage beige, red, green, black

Handknotted rug, made in Iran / Persia Design: Medaillon rug Pile Material: 100% pure natural mulberry silk Warp Material: 100% pure natural mulberry silk Vintage Rug, made in the 1960´s. Very good condition.

Qom (also Qum, Ghom) is a city in central Iran, about 130 km south of the capital Tehran. read more

Antique Zili Sultan Persian Rug

Age pre-1910. This circa 1900 antique Zilli Sultan with Silk Persian rug measures 4’6” X 6’8” (140 x 207 cm). It is very finely woven with repeated vases of flowers completely covering the field. The flowers have white silk highlights that give this rug a very interesting beautiful dimensional aspect which is quite unusual. The ground color of the rug is very very pale peach to old ivory. It is completely covered in floral motif. Here’s are very interesting thing about the rug that most people won’t see… but if you look carefully at the vases they become masks with eyes! Very weird illusion. The inner and outer reciprocal borders have groups of three white flowers separated by red flowers. At the bottom end of the inside border the red flowers actually touch in the middle. At the top end of the rug they do not. The major border consists of red and blue bouquets of flowers in urns all on an ivory ground. The edges have been replaced and poorly overcast with a minor 1 ½ inch long ding that can be fixed. The rug has good pile over 95% leaving with 5% evenly low in places. It is clean and ready to go. The buyer pays the shipping with insurance of $40.00 read more