Antique wide runner No. 61960 Sarab, ca. 1920 Iran 15.9 x 3.7 feet
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||Sarab, ca. 1920
|Country of Origin:
||15.9 x 3.7 ft (runner)
||geometric / allover
||dark blue / navy / red
This is a unique handmade / hand-knotted / traditional oriental carpet
The pile of this carpet is made of wool
The main element of this carpet design is the Botteh pattern, and in its smaller version: Mir design, in the West known as Paisley design. The Botteh motif is depicted in the shape of a teardrop and represents fertility and eternal life. It is often found in carpets from Kerman in Iran, India, and antique Caucasian rugs. The word Botteh comes from the Persian word for bush.
More about the provenance Sarab, ca. 1920 | 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.