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New runner #47492 Qum India 9.10 x 2.7 feet

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Item Number: 47492
Provenance: Qum
Country of Origin: India
Size: 9.10 x 2.7 ft
Age: new
Pile: wool (with silk)
Foundation
(warp and weft):
cotton
Design: geometric / allover
Ground Color: many colors
Knots/inch²: 184
Price (incl. VAT): US-$ 1,950

Estimated delivery time:
4 - 8 working days

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This Oriental carpet has a so called "garden design" or as in Persian "Kheshti". The design of Oriental "garden rugs" represents sophisticated garden layouts from a bird's eye view. The oldest garden rugs date back to the 16th century. The legendary rug "Spring of Khosrow" of Khosrow the Sassanide king served as a template. The rugs are divided into fields which are separated by water ditches. The ditches in which often fish and ducks are swimming are flanked by bushes and flowers. Altogether garden rugs are an expression of the special Oriental love of floral beauty which peaked in fantastically laid out gardens.

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.



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