Antique large rug No. 68258 Saraband, ca. 1910 Iran 15.7 x 7.4 feet
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Saraband, ca. 1910
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15.7 x 7.4 ft
floral and geometric / allover
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 Saraband, ca. 1910 | Iran
Saraband is located in West Iran and belongs to the carpet weaving area of Arak (former Sultanabad). The Saraband rug is one of the most popular Persian rugs which has hardly been changed over the decades. The most frequent design is the Mir-pattern which has its name from the nearby village of Mal-i-Mir though today the Mir rug is produced in wider areas around Arak.
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