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Farahan - Antique Persian Rug 9'8"x6'6"

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  • Discount Price: £ 15020       -50%
  • Retail Price: £30041
  • Rug Code: ant032-1122
  • Size: 9'8"x6'6"
  • Thickness: Medium (5-10 mm)
  • Age: 120+ (Antique)
  • Pile - Warp: Wool on Cotton
  • Knot Density: approximately 200.000 knots per m²
  • Rug colors:
  • Important note: There is little wear on some parts of the rug

Farahan Rugs : The area Farahan is located in Central Iran, about 580 km south of Tehran between the cities Arak, Qum and Kashan. Nowadays, in Western countries Farahan rugs are also known as Mahal. These rugs have solid construction and fine designs. To create them mineral colours are used that give a copper-rust green colour. They often have got a blue background in the pile, with repeating Herati designs and a medallion that is surrounded by roses and other flowers with delicate lines in a variety of colours. Their wool is soft and of very good quality, which allows for a very fine and tight weave.

Antique Rugs : Antiques

Nomadic rugs with designs influenced by urban rugs: They are rugs woven by nomads who for the past few years had been living in villages. The rugs are woven in the nomadic style of weaving, but their designs are nowadays influenced by urban rugs. Due to the nomadic style of weaving rugs are sometimes uneven in shape.

All CarpetU2 carpets are subject to cleaning with high quality antibacterial and moth protection products according to Persian law.

Abrash: Due to the different amount of grease in the wool and the added salt during the process of dyeing, the wool has got a varying colour absorbance. This is not very visible before weaving. During the weaving though, lines of the same colour are formed in the rug. This is called Abrash (which in Farsi means little cloud) and it shows that the wool was not manufactured using chemical means and marks the naturalness and authenticity of the rugs. Examples

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