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New Oriental carpet #45321 Tabriz Kork Iran 9.10 x 6.6 feet

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Item Number: 45321
Provenance: Tabriz Kork
Country of Origin: Iran
Size: 9.10 x 6.6 ft
Age: new
Pile: wool
Foundation
(warp and weft):
cotton
Design: pictorial / allover
Ground Color: many colors
Knots/inch²: 516
Remarks: Four seasons design
Price (incl. VAT): US-$ 15,500

Estimated delivery time:
4 - 8 working days

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More about the provenance Tabriz | 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.

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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