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Pair Of Antique North-west Persian Runners


£17,500 | $23,302 USD | €19,829 EUR
Item Number: SA589822
Date of manufacture: Victorian
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Farnham Antique Carpets
This antique has been viewed 29 times in the past month with the most views from the United Kingdom.


A rare and exceptional pair of antique runners from the north-west or Persia, woven around 1880-1890 they are in fantastic pile all over.  The runners even have their original kilim fringe ends intact which is quite remarkable, as these often get worn down over 100 years.  From a beautiful private estate they have been used but well looked after.  One measures 386 x 98 cm and the other slightly shorter at 368 x 102 cm.
We have studied the runners extremely closely and although we know they are of North West Persian origin, this type is impossible to name to particular tribe or village,  they use several attributes from the Caucasus (the colours in particular) along with bold motifs similar to Persian decorative carpets such as Ziegler and Sultanabad.  The one thing we can be sure is that the weave is of North Persian origin going into Azerbaijan, this paragraph below is from a reputable carpet publication, it helps clarify the sometimes difficult task of specifying an exact weaving area.
"The pile carpets and decorative Kilim's produced in Persia's northern most province bear striking similarities between some Caucasian rugs and those produced in modern-day Azerbaijan. One common thread between the carpets of the Caucasus and those produced in the western Persian province of Azarbayjan-e-Gharbi and the informal area of Iranian Kurdistan is the presence of multi-ethnic weavers. Elegant Northwest Persian rugs are typically attributed to parts of Iranian Kurdistan and Azarbayjan-e-Gharbi. They feature rectilinear patterns, grand lozenges, dramatic harshang palmettes and large-scale arabesques that bear some similarity to the sophisticated carpets produced in Sultanabad and the cities along Persia's western frontier."
We offer the professional service of viewing any of our carpets & rugs in-situ by appointment or you are very welcome to visit our barn showroom in Crondall, Surrey.  Request a home visit to see this exceptional rare pair of antique runners at home at a convenient time for you.
Farnham Antique Carpets are specialists in antique decorative carpets, rugs and runners. Varying from antique tribal rugs woven in the Caucasus to classical Persian carpets dating from the mid 19th century to the early 20th century.
As members of the BADA - The British Antique Dealers Association and LAPADA - The Association of Art & Antique Dealers we adhere to strict guide lines as affiliated members and pride ourselves on maintaining its high standards. We exhibit at the BADA fair in Chelsea, London every March and the LAPADA Fair in Mayfair, London every September.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Victorian.


Height = 368 cm (144.9")
Width = 102 cm (40.2")
Depth = 1 cm (0.4")

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Farnham Antique Carpets
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