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New large rug #43153 Tabriz 60 raj Kork Iran 16.7 x 11.6 feet

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Item Number: 43153
Provenance: Tabriz 60 raj Kork
Country of Origin: Iran
Size: 16.7 x 11.6 ft
Age: new
Pile: wool (with silk)
Foundation
(warp and weft):
Silk
Design: floral / medallion
Ground Color: ivory
Knots/inch²: 581
Remarks: writings: Tabriz-Iran and dated 1371 (Persian year), has golden Kilim edges
Price (incl. VAT): US-$ 49,000

Estimated delivery time:
4 - 8 working days

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More about the provenance Tabriz 60 raj | Iran

Tabriz is the capital city of the province of Azerbaijan in North-West Iran. The city was founded by the Harun al-Rashid approx. in the year 800. Since the 17th century Tabriz is probably the most significant carpet-production-center of Iran. The finer Tabriz production is considered the best Persian productions in terms of quality and design. In order to determine the fineness of a Tabriz, the term "raj" is being used which means "row of knots". The number of knots or "raj" is counted within the range of 2,76 inch (7 cm) which again is the unit of one "Gereh". "Tabriz 60 raj" therefore means, that within 2,76 inch (7 cm) there are 60 knots. This rug therefore has an average fineness of 430 665,000 knots/inch².

This Oriental rug has been treated with a "Noble Finish" wash. This wash includes not only the actual cleaning of the carpet but also its processing (ennobling) which represents an increase in the Oriental carpet's value. By this special technique a soft and silky feel and shine are added to the carpet. This washing technique requires experience and skill since otherwise carpets could easily be damaged by it. In this case the washing was implemented perfectly.

The special wool with which this Oriental rug has been made is called "Kork" wool. The Persian word "Kork" means "soft down". This expression is used for particularly fine and soft wool for very high quality rugs, especially for expensive rugs made in esteemed manufactures like e. g. in Kashan. It is common to add the word "Kork" to the provenance name as in e. g. "Kashan Kork".



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