317. A breathtaking antique Hamadan Runner

317. Provenance: Hamadan, West Persia

Size: 360 x 93 cm (83cm at one end!)

Age: Circa 1910

Condition: Generally very good. Small areas of old moth damage & one small hole.

Notes: Wonderful natural dyes, and a clear, well-spaced design with fantastic colouring. Although a sedentary village rug, this has a wonderfully naive tribal feel to it. The undyed sheep wool ground is lovely as there is natural 'abrush' from the darker and paler sheep wool colours. Note the rug is uneven - considerably wider at one end than the other - part of its charm in my book.

Price: $1495