Fine Semi Antique Vintage Tehran Persian Rug, Hand Knotted, Circa 1930's
Carpets made in TEHRAN have curvilinear patterns. The majority are around fifty years old. It is very hard to find rugs and carpets made in TEHRAN in recent years, except ones produced by master weavers for museums or rich buyers. One of the most famous master weavers and rug designers in IRAN was Rassam Arabzadeh.
Quality: The quality of TEHRAN carpets varies. Older ones (pre-1945) are good. Newer ones produced by master weavers are excellent. This new series of rugs ends up in museums or is exported for a high price.
Size & Shapes: TEHRAN carpets and rugs come in different sizes, but the majority of them are mid-size (4 x 6 to 8 x 10 feet). You can also find large rugs up to 10 x 18 feet.
Color: Dark red and powerful blue predominates, with ivory as a contrasting color. Other colors such as soft green and blue and brown are found in newer ones.
Texture: Soft wool; thin, tight pile.
Foundation: Warps is mostly cotton; wefts is either cotton or wool.
Knots: Weavers in TEHRAN use Persian knots. The quality of the carpet depends on the number of knots, which varies, but averages from around 120 KPSI (30 RAJ) up to 842 KPSI (80 RAJ).