New Oriental carpet #55419 Ardebil Iran 9.4 x 6.5 feet
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||9.4 x 6.5 ft
||geometric / medallion
More about the provenance Ardebil | Iran
One of the most significant of the historical rugs is the famous Ardebil rug also called "Holy Carpet" from the 16th century exhibited in the Victoria and Albert Museum of London. When during the first and second world war the Caucasian rug production declined significantly they began to preserve this rug culture by reproducing these beautiful Caucasian designs in Ardebil. Usually the pile has a middle length and the rugs turn out fine in density. The Ardebil rugs of today stick out through very clear designs and exact weaving/knotting.
This Ardebil 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.