51"×29", material isn't fluffy or soft, has a more durable density to it but I can't say definitely what material
I think when my Grandfather was stationed overseas in WWII he brought back for grandmother. She has many items from Japan like silk ceremonial kimonos and robes, various tea cups and saucers, and military booklets issued to the soldiers. I don't recall the rug ever being out and used, coloring and condition is beautiful.
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The presented object appears to be a Persian Nomadic rug made out of wool and cotton with measurements of 51 x 29 inches. The rug is decorated in the main middle field with abstracted floral motives with palmettes and flowers in a geometrical and abstracted style. Such floral motifs are iconographical connected with the imagination of Paradise and are also connected with the antiiconism of Islam. In the development of the rugs, there are two bigger groups that differ in quality and motif. On one side, especially in Persia, we have the manufactures in the big cities like example Kashan, Gohm, or Heriz. These rugs are detailed, the mainly floral decor is mostly axially arranged with central medallions. These big urban manufacturers sometimes use also silk as material for the rugs. On the other side, there is a decentralized rug production by the Nomadic tribes in the North and Northeast of Perisa and other areas. The pattern of these Nomadic rugs is more abstracted and archaic in comparison with the detailed and complex patterns of the urban rug tradition.
The pattern of this rug is comparable with rugs from the Kashgai/ Ghashghai or Kashkuli region and the thicker quality of the rug is connected with Gabbeh rugs. This rug was colored with natural colors and was probably made in the middle of the 20th century.
This piece is in medium condition and there is no serious damage visible in the images provided. Sadly the market situation for unique rugs and tapestries is difficult at the moment and the demand smaller than the offered rugs in auctions which leads to a price decline over the last years.
A fair market estimation would be between 200 to 400 USD.
This estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparable items. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and may vary.
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