4.4 x 9.3 Antique Hamadan Rug, Open Field Design, West Persia, Circa 1920
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In his book on antique Hamadan rugs, J.P Wilborg attributed a related example to the village of Gharagan.
The Hamadan rug featured here is in a somewhat uncommon long and narrow size sometimes referred to as a “long rug”, “gallery carpet” or “Kelleh” size. It features two navy, ivory and red medallions floating on a red open field. The camel color border has a design suggesting this rug was woven by a Kurdish weaver, of which there were many living in Hamadan Province.
A moderately priced furnishing rug with good color and character.