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Size: 6'0" x 3'5" | 1.83m x 1.04m
This piece is very rare as none have been woven since the end of the 19th century. A collectors rug.
Faraghan is situated in the West of Persia (Iran). Generally the rugs are of high quality. Faraghan came to prominence in the 18th century under the rule of Shah Nadir, and the patterns derive from the weavers from Herat that he resettled there.
Iran (Persia) produces some of the finest rugs and carpets in the world. They are woven in towns, villages and by nomadic tribes. The rugs and carpets vary enormously in size and quality from small prayer rugs to carpets fit for a palace!
The common material for both rugs and carpets is wool, usually with a cotton weft and warp. The finest (and most expensive!) are pieces made with silk.
The majority of Persian carpets designs are based on floral motifs with occasional figurative designs, both human and animal, as well as a few simple, geometric ones. Most of the designs have religious or social symbolism. The colours also have significance but vary from region to region.
Generally the designs are based on what the weavers see around them in their everyday life; birds, insects, trees, flowers etc.