Antique handmade oversize carpet Nr. 37190 Kazvin / Ghazwin, ca. 1920 Iran 15.10 x 12.0 feet
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||Kazvin / Ghazwin, ca. 1920
|Country of Origin:
||15.10 x 12.0 ft
||floral / allover
||Traditional oriental design
More about the provenance Kazvin / Ghazwin, ca. 1920 | Iran
Ghazwin (also: "Kazwin" or "Kazvin") is located in North West Iran at the street Teheran-Hamadan. In the 3rd century Ghazwin came under Arabic reign for a while, in the 13th century it came under the reign of the Mongols. In the 16th century Ghazwin became the capital of the famous Safavid dynasty under which the first carpets of Ghazwin were known. Carpets from Ghazwin are heavily influenced by the carpet culture of Kashan in terms of colors and designs though Ghazwin rugs are higher in pile. They are known for high quality of wool and manufacture as well durability. The making of carpets ceased in Ghazwin before WWII which means that real Ghazwin rugs are at least 65 years old.
In Europe the term for this kind of Kazvin / Ghazwin, ca. 1920 is "American Kazvin / Ghazwin, ca. 1920". Of course "American" rugs are not made in America, they are re-imports from America to Europe. In the beginning of the 20th century up to the 1930s, certain rugs were made specifically for the American market and taste which had of course common characteristic designs and colors. These were apparently also much appreciated by Europeans which can be seen by their high popularity to this day.