This very fine piece is woven using a high quality wool onto a sturdy cotton foundation. The design is in fact an old Persian Mahi design seen most often in Tabriz weaving, itself a descendant of one of the oldest known weaving patterns - the Herati pattern.
These rugs need to be seen to be truly appreciated. Wool quality is first class, the finish to the pile is both deep and luxurious and the combination of colours exquisite. The black ground colour shows off an amazing range of colours including soft greens, cream, burgundy red, pale peach, golds, pale blue and beige.
In addition to this some of the border outlines and flowers are highlighted in silk giving the rug real depth and definition when seen up close. These really are a splendid example of Indian weaving at it's best and we have a very limited number of these rugs in a small range of sizes.
Note from the owner, James Durrant This particular rug really does need to be seen to be appreciated. Whilst many of the rugs listed on this site fall into that same category it is very difficult to appreciate the quality of the colours, the wool, the sheen and the general weave of this rug type. If you are thinking of buying go ahead - I guarantee you won't be disappointed!
This fine rug measures 2.08 metres long by 1.45 metres wide ( 6 ft 10 ins x 4 ft 9 ins).