The design of the rug has a lot of geometric shapes. There are multiple straight borders near the edge, and there are flowers embedded within the design. The rug has multiple colors, from red to green to blue. The design seems eclectic and very detailed, with some parts of the rug looking very different than others. It has not been cleaned yet but will be.
I bought furniture from the previous owner of my condo, and the rug was one of items that I acquired.
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Considering the photographs, overall pattern, knot density and the colours, I concluded that this is an Entirely Hand Knotted Indian Indo-Tabriz Rug. The piece likely dates back to the period from 1970 to 1990. The piece is entirely florally decorated and it is possible to see the effects of the classical Persian weaving motifs all over the pattern. Indo-Tabriz rugs were basically pieces replicating Persian pieces for commercial purposes. This piece was made in India, possibly Pakistan as well since sometimes the production of Indo-Tabriz pieces were excuted there. The piece has "Boteh" design which is the name of the water drop like motif. We can observe that the piece was decorated centrally which means the piece has a central medallion characterized also florally with two lanterns hanging from both sides. The central decoration was knotted on a shiny ivory base while the borders were decorated on a pale red base. The piece adopts Persian patterns but it's colour palette is very different from Persian pieces and adapts the Indo-Tabriz colour palette with pale and shiny tones. The piece's knot quality was average, due to this and the heavy decoration the motifs are rendered in a somewhat muddy quality. The piece was knotted wool on cotton, which means the foundation of the piece is cotton while the pile is wool. The piece is in good condition with some loss and damage to edges and various spots.
Entirely hand knotted.
Condition: The piece is in good condition with some loss and damage to edges and various spots.
Provenance: Purchased from the previous owner of the current owner's apartment.
Heavily decorated by traditional Tabriz patterns but with Indian colour palette and quality.
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