Hamadan rugs are some of the most popular west Persian village rugs woven in the beginning of the 20th century. This Hamadan represents a playful reinterpretation and reorginization of classic 19th century Persian design elements and motifs. Using a folk rendering of a central medallion, stylized leaves of the type found in the repeat 'Herati pattern' are drawn against the dark indigo ground of the medallion. The solitary rendering of these leaves without the accompanyment of the rosettes and blossoms of the larger overall design is novel and playful. This is treated as an independent motif and rows and columns are not strictly delineated. Similarly, columns of octagonal devices, derived from the centers of Persian palmettes, are drawn against the rose colored field. The simple geometry of the narrow borders fittingly completes this rustic composition.
Hamadan rugEarly 20th Century
- Minor damage along one side. Rug sold as is.
- Being sold on behalf of a Cambridge, MA owner
- 3' 2"
- 6' 9"
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