Antique Tehran carpet


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Object Description

In remarkable condition this antique Tehran carpet is a real masterpiece of weaving. This rare and exceptional carpet has an extremely fine weave and unbelievable floral detail. Woven with a natural white main border, this allows the drawing of flowers and leaves and their colours to excel.  The background colour is an unusual sandy to grey tone, which works very well again to allow the intricate floral design and quantity of dyes to work as a piece of art.  With no central medallion this is a masterpiece of weaving to use on the floor in a variety of rooms and enjoy for another 100 years.

These exceptional fine carpets from Tehran were often commissioned for important people and private homes in the late 19th to early 20th century. Woven by the best expert master weavers the variety of natural dyes and quality of wool are of the highest order. One of the best examples of weaving we have seen from Tehran, the workmanship is truly breathtaking! A very rare and collectable carpet in amazing condition.

These town fine carpets would have been woven in workshops by the best weavers using a ‘cartoon’ drawing to know exactly where each knot of wool and silk highlight would be placed, looking for near perfection in the weave. The precision is quite remarkable and this exceptional piece highlights the skill of weaving from Persia during this period.

Object History

Private collection.

Object Condition

In near perfect pile and untouched condition.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:325 x x D:427 centimeters
  • period
  • country
  • year
    Circa 1900

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1252 851215

Dealer Location

The Old Parsonage
Church Street
GU10 5QQ

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