Afghan Shirvan Rug

* This rug is an example of what I offer. Please enquire about current stock to see availability”.

7’2″ x 4’6″ / 2.18 x 1.37-  Other sizes are available.
This is perhaps the best known of the Persian weaving tribes, a subset of the Fars tribes in south-central Iran. Historically their rugs were the best of their kind in terms of wool and dyes, as well as the regularity and density of the weave. These days they are made in large numbers for outlets such as IKEA as well as internet retailers and therefore the qualities vary tremendously. I only sell the better qualities to give you the confidence of longevity and finer materials. They are still generally lovely individual rugs where the weaver uses her imagination to great effect to decorate the infilling to their own taste. The soft wool and warm dyes, as well as the pretty animals, birds, plants and flowers make finer  Persian wool handmade tribal Qashqa’i rugs very desirable.As a handmade artisan floor covering they are incredible value for money and serve other functions, such as bedspreads and thrown loosely over furniture. Try hanging on the wall with a soft floodlight- a great way to fill a large space and add sound and heat insulation! NB They are best used in light to medium wear areas as the larger knot and soft wool does not suit heavy foot traffic patterns.

This example of a handmade Persian wool tribal Qashqa’i rug has the typical option of two connected medallions, rather than one or three,  with the main ground colour of warm red and lovely secondary colours adding depth and luxury to any room. I love the soft rich buttery colour of the cream areas.

from £300m2

Type: Handmade
Origin: Iran
Materials: Wool on a Wool Base
One-Off: Yes
Available in Showroom: NW London
Inspiration: View Rug Inspiration
Please use your rug with a suitable underlay which will protect the back of the knots and allow dirt to fall through the rug. Vacuum sparingly, once a week is sufficient, and do so on a low power and without the rotating brush, as this strips the pile. Clean professionally at least once every five years. Turn your rug every year if possible to even out footfall patterns and sun fading. Never leave your rug undisturbed under furniture in the dark. Keep a moth trap in the room if possible.
Every rug I sell is exactly as I have described on the invoice. I will have explained all the options open to you- including the bespoke rug making. The rug will be the very best rug you can buy within your budget and be the best suited to your room colours, light and usage. The way it is made, the materials, the age, the size and the all-round suitability for you and your room will be made completely transparent. Please feel free to ask for a second opinion if you are unsure.