Oriental village rugs:

Loori, Hosseinabad, Malyer, bidjar, senneh…

 

A reflection of local craftsmanship, it was from the second half of the 19th century that many rug designs and patterns were developed, often drawing inspiration from earlier creations.

 

These creations bear witness to ancestral know-how passed down from generation to generation.

Tafresh 2,00 x 1,35 m
Tafresh 2,00 x 1,35 m

Iran Tafresh : 2,00 x 1,35 m

 

Iranian rug from the Arak region (western Iran) Kurk * wool, cotton warp and weft, 1940-50. Very good state. The borders have been restored in the tradition.

Beautiful achievement. Near Saveh, the town of Tafresh is located northwest of Farahan. This traditional dozar-size tafresh consists of a large rounded blue medallion highlighted on a solid red background (kafzadé). Spandrels in blue and brown colors recall the central medallion. The main border consists of flowers and is surrounded by small "herati" or "samovari" borders **. On either side of the medallion, we notice a line of "boteh" ***.

* Kurk wool: fine wool taken from the necks of lambs.
** Border herati (or samovari): this pattern consists of small flowers depicted on the borders that surround the carpet. It is found on the majority of Iranian carpets
*** Boteh: Ancient pattern with different meanings. It can represent the transformation of Zoroaster into cypresses, a symbol of eternity, but also into a drop of water, a palm, a tree. The term boteh means "flowering bush" in Persian. There is a similarity to yin and yang.

Hériz 2,80 x 2,10 m
Hériz 2,80 x 2,10 m
Iran Hériz 280 x 210 cm

Iranian wool rug, circa 1940. Regular wear. Solid carpet.

Located in Iranian Azerbaijan, east of Tabriz, Hériz is a town bringing together the production of neighboring villages such as Ahar, Goravan, Serapi, Bakhshayesh ... wear due to excellent quality wool (tied with the turkbaff knot). Heriz rugs with geometric designs and central medallion are inspired by a family tradition. At the end of the 19th century, traders from Tabriz had rugs woven in Hériz bringing a more "refined" side. Despite this change, many weavers did not want to use cardboard boxes and referred to traditional designs or "vaghirehs". At that time and until the beginning of the First World War, silk rugs were also made. They are now very rare and in great demand.

This timeless rug in bright coppery colors is a fine example of the achievements of a bygone era. Its geometry in no way detracts from its elegance. It has kept its colors, patinated over time and by its wool, its comfortable 'side'.

Nahavand 2,40 x 1,50 m
Nahavand 2,40 x 1,50 m

Iran nahavand : 2,40 x 1,50 m  

 

Iranian rug, wool, cotton warp and weft, 1980-90. Very good condition, beautiful realization.

Village rugs from the Hamadan region (western Iran), including 1200 villages. The pattern of this carpet is typical of this region: a medallion with rounded rosettes and in its field, bouquets of flowers (göl). Beautiful wool quality and fruity colors for this traditional nahavand. The quality of nahavands is comparable to that of malayers. Strong and durable mat.

Nahavand 2,00 x 1,36 m
Nahavand 2,00 x 1,36 m

Iran nahavand : 2,00 x 1,36 m

 

Iranian rug, wool, cotton warp and weft, 1980-90. Very good state.

Village rugs from the Hamadan region (western Iran), including 1200 villages.
Nahavand in dozar format composed of a central blue medallion standing out against a patinated red background. At the very center, an octagon represents the universe. Four beige spandrels contrast with a more colorful border where you can see "botehs"* in the shape of a fir tree. The floral pattern is present on the entire surface of the carpet.
*Boteh: Ancient pattern with different meanings. It can represent the transformation of Zoroaster into a cypress, symbol of eternity, but also into a drop of water, a palm, a tree. The term boteh means "flowering bush" in Persian. There is a similarity with yin and yang.

Senneh 1,05 x 0,74 m
Senneh 1,05 x 0,74 m

Iran Senneh : 1,05 x 0,74 m

 

Iranian wool rug, cotton warp and weft, 1980. Good condition.

This traditional senneh, in 'zarsharak' format (carpet measuring approximately 1.00 x 0.60 m) consists of the pattern "mahi" (diamond pattern). Strong and durable mat.

Former name of the city of Sanandaj, the city of Senneh is located in Iranian Kurdistan, famous for its knotted rugs. Senneh kilims are also very popular with lovers of authentic rugs. The work is, in fact, very refined as much in the technique of realization as in the designs which are perpetuated over the generations.
Note: rugs from Iranian Kurdistan, sennehs, bidjars, goltoghs, are elegant, authentic rugs, renowned for their foolproof solidity.

Meymeh 1,48 x 1,14 m
Meymeh 1,48 x 1,14 m
Meymeh Iran 1,48 X 1,14 m

Iranian wool rug, cotton warp and weft, 1950. Good condition. Usual wear.

Meymeh rugs are easily recognized by their diamond patterns called "djangali", that is to say "from the jungle". This small Iranian town, located between Kashan and Isfahan and near Djoshagan, made rugs after the Second World War.
Salmon pink color. Beautiful patina. A beige border is surrounded by two "aleh abassi" borders (tulip borders).

Kazak 2,40 x 1,30 m
Kazak 2,40 x 1,30 m

Caucasus kazak : 2,40 x 1,30 m

 

Caucasian wool rug, wool warp and weft, dated 1949. Very good condition. Rare.

The name Kazak designates carpets knotted in a mountainous area including Georgia and Armenia.
This authentic Kazak, in 'kellé' format, is the perfect example of a traditional village work specific to Caucasian rugs and of a bygone era. It is possible, given its graphics, that it is a kazak 'Lori Pambak', a term designating rugs made in the North of Armenia in small villages attached to Lori whose capital is Pandak and located along the Georgian border.
On a very dark navy blue field (black), four very refined geometric patterns in 'crushed strawberry' color contrast with different worked borders. On the 'black' field, we notice patterns of hourglasses, göls (flowers), as well as the date 1949 reproduced four times. The carpet has been signed, in a medallion, with the initials C and A. The octagons inside each medallion represent the Universe.
Borders:
- 'Aleh abassi' border (tulip border) orange yellow.
- 'S' pattern border. This motif originally represented a two-headed dragon that could be seen on ancient Persian, Chinese and Celtic bronzes.
Note, a small restoration (2 cm²) on the back of the carpet, not visible on the place.

 Iran Loori :

Located to the west and further south in Fars, the Lur people consist of a semi-nomadic population. The most common sizes of rugs range from dozar (about 2 m²) to kellé (1.50 x 3.50m approximately). Geometric designs can be reminiscent of Caucasian rugs. They are warm and comfortable rugs that fit into both contemporary and traditional interiors, with stylish and timeless graphics. The charm of these rugs is above all due to their simple or even naïve patterns, the quality of the wools and their astonishing colors.

Loori 2,60 x 1,65 m
Loori 2,60 x 1,65 m

Loori : 2,60 x 1,65 m

 

Iranian carpet wool, 1950-60. Chain and weft: wool.

 

Soft and comfortable carpet, with 'patinated' colors: wine red, blue, orange, brown, beige. Abraches on the entire carpet. 

 

Loori 2,55 x 1,65 m
Loori 2,55 x 1,65 m

Loori: 2.35 x 1.42 m

 

Iranian wool rug, dated in Persian 1379, ie 1959. Good condition

Beautiful and authentic loori in kelle format on a deep red background with two navy blue and red medallions. Two ram zoomorphs (center) as well as stylized fish are represented. An original border rich in patterns (botehs *, fish, hook patterns) surrounds the field of the carpet. In the lower medallion, the carpet was dated in Farsi when it was made (1379 or 1959). Warm and breezy colors **. Comfortable, strong and durable mat.

 


Loori 3,26 x 1,80 m
Loori 3,26 x 1,80 m

Iran loori : 3,26 x 1,80 m

 

Iranian wool rug, cotton warp and weft, circa 1950. Good condition.

Authentic loori with geometric graphics on an eggplant background. Warm and brash colors * due to the quality of the wools and dyes. Rare by its dimensions of kellé format. This loori is the perfect example of a bygone era. Strong and durable mat.
* Abrache: term designating a variation of tones in the same color.

Sarough 3,25 x 2,15 m
Sarough 3,25 x 2,15 m

Iran Sarough : 3,25 x 2,15 m

 

Iranian rug from the Arak region (western Iran), wool, 1950-60. Very good state.

Carpet in 'mian farsh' format in shades of blue consisting of the diamond pattern "mahi". A more colorful border, predominantly red, enhances the field of the carpet. Beautiful quality of wool. Strong and durable.
The region of Arak included various centers of carpet production which reproduced the characteristics of the carpets made in the city of Sarough.

Malayer nanadj 3,20 x 2,20 m
Malayer nanadj 3,20 x 2,20 m

Iran malayer nanadj : 3,20 x 2,20 m

 

Iranian wool rug, cotton warp and weft, 1990. Excellent condition.

Very beautiful nanadj carpet made in the region of Malayer, north-west of Iran. The production includes a variety of floral or geometric decorations. We find on all of this rug the samovar pattern known as the "turtle" pattern. Nice balance of colors in red, black and copper tones. Bright and comfortable rug. Tendency to shrink.
It is common for carpets in this region not to be "fringed" on one side, which corresponds to the beginning of the realization of the carpet.

Malayer : 3,86 x 0,83 m
Malayer : 3,86 x 0,83 m

Malayer : 3.86 x 0.83 m

 

Iranian rug from western Iran, 1960. Good condition.

 

Malayer in Kenareh format, with warm and deep colors, ideal for a hallway with 

Hosseinabad  3,20 x 1,76 m
Hosseinabad 3,20 x 1,76 m

Hosseinabad : 3,20 x 1,76 m

 

 

Iranian wool rug, circa 1960. Good condition.

 

 

Beautiful hosseinabad in kelle design. A central medallion and four spandrels highlight the surface of the rug, consisting of the traditional mahi or herati motif on a black background, reminiscent of ancient Malayers. 

Hosseinabad 3,07 x 2,05 m
Hosseinabad 3,07 x 2,05 m

Hosseinabad : 3,07 x 2,05 m

 

Iranian wool rug, 1970-80.

 

The small town of Hosseinabad is located southwest of Malayer. The name "hosseinabad" brings together a district of fifteen villages. This traditional hosseinabad is composed in its field of the herati motif. They are warm rugs that fit very well into our interiors

Goltogh 1,55 x 1,05 m
Goltogh 1,55 x 1,05 m

Goltogh: 1.55 x 1.05 m  Sold

 

 

Rug from Iranian Kurdistan wool, circa 1950. Very solid rug.

 

Located in Kurdistan (western Iran, near Zandjan), the goltoghs, like the bidjars, are held in high esteem because of their strength and resistance to wear and tear. They are rugs appreciated by amateurs because of their authenticity and their typical Persian charm. The wool is of very good quality.

 

We find, in the field of the carpet, the motif 'mahi' (diamond), some botehs as well as some zoomorphs (birds and sheep).

Iran bakthiar 2,41 x 1,47 m
Iran bakthiar 2,41 x 1,47 m

Iran bakthiar : 2,41 x 1,47 m

 

Iranian wool rug, 1950. Good condition. Strong and durable mat.

Located in the west of Iran in the region of Chahar Mahal where live populations of “bakthiari” origin of lur stock, the bakthiars take up traditional “garden” or “4 seasons” motifs of the city of Tabriz, but also medallion rugs like this one. The major achievements of the bakhtiaris include the villages of Shahre Kord, Shalamzar, Tchalechotor, Sarman, Armenibaft as well as Faradoumbé with the göl farang motif. Warm and comfortable bakthiar in kellé format.
This rug is the perfect example of an old village tradition. The colors, aubergine in the border and raspberry in the field are abraded *. In the central medallion, shades of beige correspond to the natural color of wool. Two human female silhouettes that can be described as anthropomorphic are represented in the field of the carpet.
* Abrache: term designating a variation of tones in the same color.