Central Persian rug (probably Tehran)- pale slate blue field with the herati design enclosed by arabesque shaped reciprocal border with trees and flowerheads, multiple outer guard bands, 208 x 140cm, minor wear, early 20th.century, sold
Rug and carpet production in Tehran has always been small by comparison to other central Persian cities (eg Kashan, Esfahan etc). Pieces can be difficult to identify as the capital city also acts as a trading hub for many other carpet producing areas in Persia (modern Iran).