Carpets from Iran (Persian) have been knotted by hand by nomads, mainly women, for centuries. All the materials used are pure natural products, such as the wool and the vegetable dyes. Stockbreeding is the usual occupation for nomads, historically as well as in the present, and in step with the animals' need for new grazing, the nomads move as well. The diversity of nature through which the nomads travel also sets its mark on a typical Persian carpet, which is famous for being inspired by the nature in which the people live and work.
Hamadan, located about 300 kilometres west of Tehran, is one of the oldest cities in Iran. Hamadan is known as being a centre for carpet trading which are manufactured in many villages and towns nearby. Hamadan rugs are unique as they feature angular designs, and are woven together using the Turkish knot. The ethnic diversity of Hamadan has contributed greatly to such a degree that it has one of the most unique Oriental design in the world.
|Manufacturing: Knotted by hand|
|Size: 289 x 122 cm|
|Thickness approx: 10 mm|
|Age: Contemporary 0-20 years (not used)|
|Origin: Persia / Iran|