Persian Mir ‘Serabend’ Rug

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

8’8″ x 7’3″ / 2.65 x 2.21 – other sizes are made

Hand knotted in a mountainous area of NW Iran, the Mir is the finer version of the more generic Serabend (the name means ‘cold place ‘) rugs which are all woven with the Boteh motif which Westerners call Paisley. It is thought to be a representation of a bush or small cluster of leaves. Rather charmingly in the West, it has been given the name ‘mother and child’ for obvious reasons.

These rugs are almost always a red, cream or blue main ground colour, and are woven with a repeating allover geometric design although a few have central medallions, and are solid, reliable rugs which work remarkably well as an unobtrusive background in most room settings. This hand-knotted wool red example has unusually soft and excellent complementary colours with a beautifully defined narrow border.

from £400m2

Type: Handmade
Origin: Iran
Materials: Wool on a Cotton Base
One-Off: Yes
Available in Showroom: NW London NE 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.