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This is an extraordinary beautiful village rug from the NW region of Iran which was Persia then. Circa 1900-1920, it is 4.3 x 6.8 feet.inches and had medium pile and is in excellent condition. The natural vegetable dyes have aged to a wonderful patina and the abrash shows that the wool was dyed in small lots by the weaver. V-240
A real treasure from a time long past. SALE $390
Village rugs, then and now, are woven in the various villages as a source of extra income for the family. The designs and colors used are traditional to that village or tribe and knotted from memory in the home. The wool yarn used are often from their own sheep where the men take care of the animals and do the shearing, the women card and spin the wool into yarn. The men (usually) do the dying and hand it over to the wife and his daughters to make the rug. Once finished it is used in the home or the men take it to a local market on market day to sell to wholesalers/exporters who come from the city to buy. Village rugs are the very essence of rug making, and no two are ever the same, showing the creative spirit and the way rugs were made from time immortal. Here is art coming to you from the distance past to be enjoyed in your home as it has been since long ago, and hopefully for generations to come.
What to look for in Village or primitive weaving. There are several signs in the rug to indicate it was a village or tribal rug.