Oriental carpet #57177 Sarab Iran 10.0 x 7.6 feet
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||10.0 x 7.6 ft
||Sorry, we can't give you the age of this carpet at the moment.
||floral and geometric / allover
More about the provenance Sarab | Iran
Sarab is located in North West Iran. Sarab in its West verges on the district of Tabriz, in its East on Ardebil and in its North on Ahar. The district and the city of Sarab is located in main carpet weaving areas. Sarab rugs, woven with a relatively thick Turkish knot, the double weft amd a thicker wool pile, are very reliable and resistant rugs. They are held in mainly light ivory and red colors and often have the hexagon as their main motif.
This Sarab 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.