Antique Herat rug, South Khorassan Province
Antique Herat rug, South Khorassan Province
Antique Herat rug, South Khorassan Province
Antique Herat rug, South Khorassan Province
Antique Herat rug, South Khorassan Province
Antique Herat rug, South Khorassan Province
Antique Herat rug, South Khorassan Province
Antique Herat rug, South Khorassan Province
Antique Herat rug, South Khorassan Province
Antique Herat rug, South Khorassan Province
Antique Herat rug, South Khorassan Province

Antique Herat rug, South Khorassan Province

c. 1880 Persia

Offered by Farnham Antique Carpets

£8,250 gbp
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An extremely fine and rare antique Herat rug woven in the South Khorassan province, circa 1880 the weave is very fine and the wool is of the finest quality.  Beautiful natural faded dyes, using a pale salmon background with the famous 'Herati' design consisting of two leaves around a flower.  Soft yellow minor borders either side of the large main border with gorgeous scrollwork.  The pale blues, soft greens and indigo blues on this exceptional rug have faded over the last 130 plus years to great effect, producing an exquisite palette.

Herat, which is now a province of Afghanistan, in old Great Khorasan was once the capital city and much favored by many kings. Carpets woven in that country were all called as Herat and this title is still in use today.  Rugs woven in the province were called after the central city, therefore it is supposed that Herat carpets were made mostly in villages and numerous hamlets of Khorassan.  Designs of Khorassan carpets at the end of 12th and 13th centuries were mostly comprised of central medallions.  At the end of 19th century, another design consisted of ornamental elements was more prevalent and the famous "Herati" design we see on this rug was more often used.  The design in early examples from the 16th century was known as the fish design and comprised of two fish swimming around a water-lily, this has been stylised over the centuries.

Please request a home visit if you would like to view this rare Herat rug in-situ or visit our barn showroom in Crondall, Surrey.
A beautiful and decorative rug in near perfect condition.  Minimal lower areas of pile.
Dimensions
Height 190.00 cm (74.80 inches)
Width 145.00 cm (57.09 inches)
Stock Code
7628
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