Vintage Persian Isfahan Lattice Rug

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

11’4″ x 7’7″ / 3.46 x 2.30- One of many vintage rugs in stock! This is a very unusual design in a superb quality.

Woven by hand in one of the most important and beautiful cities in the Middle East, once the capital of the glittering cultured Persian Empire of the 16th century. Situated in central Iran, the extraordinary design achievements and culture of this city are evident in the mosque decorations, with their arabesque motifs and riot of interlocking motifs and colours.

Without a doubt the most beautiful and ‘Persian’ looking of all formal workshop Iranian rugs. Qom rugs may be seen as an equal but lack the soul and restrained vibrancy of hand-knotted wool and silk Isfahan rugs. The quality of weave, dyes, pile materials and design combine to produce the world’s best formal rugs. Intricate floral designs connected with interlaced flowering branches surround delicate 16-point medallions and all rendered in superbly balanced colours. The designers use animals more than any other workshop rugs which are highly lifelike, given the density of the knot count. The Serafian family became renowned for making the best examples and you will find a plain strip of flatweave un-piled kilim at each end with their signature.

There is nothing to be faulted with these rugs and therefore they are more expensive than any other Persian wool rug, but if you can reach for one it will bring you and your home joy forever.

from £1,200m2

Type: Handmade
Origin: Iran
Materials: One-Off: Yes
Available in Showroom
NW London
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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.