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Antique handmade oversized carpet #37451 Moud Iran 18.8 x 14.6 feet

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Item Number: 37451
Provenance: Moud
Country of Origin: Iran
Size: 18.8 x 14.6 ft
Made: ca. 1880
Pile: wool
Foundation
(warp and weft):
cotton
Design: floral / allover
Ground Color: dark blue
Remarks: Carpet is worn down to the foundation, like a Kilim. Professional flat stitching ("Kashmiri") and touch ups (dying of certain areas) has been done on the rug. Altogether ca. 30% to 40% of the rug has Kashmiri and touch ups. This piece has been dyed with vegetable dyes only.
Price (incl. VAT): US-$ 72,000

Estimated delivery time:
4 - 8 working days

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More about the provenance Moud | Iran

Moud is located in East Persia and belongs to the region of Birjand. Mouds are the most valuable works of this highly significant carpet region. Mostly Moud rugs are made of finer and softer wool than other Persian rugs and therefore allow them to have more dense and subtle designs and patterns. They are mostly woven with the Persian knot as opposed to the Turkish knot with which most Persian rugs are made.

The wool of this rug has been dyed with vegetable dyes only which became very rare in Oriental rugs. Since ca. 1850 synthetic dyes found their way into carpet production. Ever since they replaced natural vegetable dyes more and more also due to the fact that the production of vegetable dyes is very time consuming and difficult. But the "aura of genuineness" can be reached to its full extent with vegetable dyes only. Vegetable dyes are made from leaves, flowers, branches, fruits and roots. They give Oriental rugs a particularly harmonic look. In general Oriental rugs "age" better and more beautifully with vegetable dyes than with synthetic dyes plus they increase a carpet's value. Most of today's production is made with synthetic dyes which makes this rug an even more desirable piece. Unfortunately many rugs in the market are being labelled as being vegetable dyed which in many colors is simply not true which damages the reputation of the carpet industry altogether.



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