Vintage Persian Sirjan Rug

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

6’10” x 8’5″ / 2.08 x 2.56  –  Other rug sizes, runners and rounds are available.

Sirjan rugs are hand-knotted by a sub-branch of the Afshar tribe of south-central Iran who live near the city of Kerman  They are interesting rugs with a playful take on the infilling design which is the individual expression of the women weavers. Nature is their inspiration-  look closely at the detail shot for the lovely repeating animal motif! The geometric serrated leaf design and other more angular designs are a reminder that the Afshar tribe were displaced from Azerbaijan 500 years ago. Hand-knotted wool Sirjan tribal rugs can be quite loose, floppy rugs so should be used with an underlay but this means they can be used as furniture throws, wall hangings and bedspreads too! Not recommended for heavy traffic areas so use in quiet rooms or bedrooms.

This four medallion and geometric infilling of animals is one of the most charming and has wonderfully rich deep reds and blues. Whilst this rug may be replicated by another Sirjan weaver it will never be exactly the same.

From £1,000m2

Type: Handmade
Origin: Iran
Materials: Wool on a Cotton 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.