Hand knotted in the Hamadan province of Iran circa 1920, this 4'10" x7' Tuisarkhan boasts beautiful, vibrant colors and a richly detailed pattern. In great condition, with only some minor border loss on either end, it still has it's soft, medium thick pile that shows little to no wear.
I've chosen to feature this rug today because of it's magnificently rich jewel tones. The small medallion in the very center caught my eye, with it's blue abrash, it adds dimension that makes it truly stand out. This Tuisarkhan is a step above it's compatriots due to it's brilliance of color and fineness of detail. The center medallion pattern feels balanced and active without feeling busy. The slightly geometric vining flowers keep your eyes moving along the entire length of the rug.
The city of Hamadan is the largest in the Hamadan Province of Iran, the city's "bazaars were supplied by the migratory tribes with superb, traditional carpet products whose method of construction (the use of a single heavy cotton weft between each row of Turkish knots) is known as the 'Hamadan' weave." (Oriental Rugs Vol. 2 Persian) Tuisarkhan, a town located about 100 km south of Hamadan city was one of many surrounding cities and towns to supply the Hamadan bazaars with hand knotted rugs. Surrounded by the Zagros mountains, the weather is mild and nice in the summer and cold in the winter. This beautiful and rugged landscape surely provided much inspiration of the rug weavers of Tuisarkhan.
If you are looking for an hard wearing, easy to keep looking great, kitchen or entry rug - this is a perfect choice for you! It's beautiful colors and pattern will help hide stains and can withstand daily traffic. If you would like to see more vintage or antique rugs like this one please visit our Antique and Vintage collections.