Antique handmade oversize rug #435 Kazvin / Ghazwin Iran 18.2 x 7.4 feet
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||Kazvin / Ghazwin
|Country of Origin:
||18.2 x 7.4 ft
(warp and weft):
||floral and geometric / medallion
More about the provenance Kazvin / Ghazwin | 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.
This Kazvin / Ghazwin has a "Herati" or "Mahi" design (has its origin in Herat, ca. 16th century, short for "Mahi to Hos" meaning "fish in the pond"). A rosette is surrounded by a rhombus which is again surrounded by four bent leaves. The name "Mahi" meaning "fish" was given to this design because the leaves resemble swimming fish.