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New Oriental carpet #55484 Tabriz 70 raj Iran 6.6 x 4.10 feet

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Item Number: 55484
Provenance: Tabriz 70 raj
Country of Origin: Iran
Size: 6.6 x 4.10 ft
Age: new
Pile: wool
Design: floral / medallion
Ground Color: black
Price (incl. VAT): US-$ 11,500

Estimated delivery time:
4 - 8 working days

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More about the provenance Tabriz 70 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 70 raj" therefore means, that within 2,76 inch (7 cm) there are 70 knots. This rug therefore has an average fineness of 600 knots/inch² (ca. 930,000 knots/m²).



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