AZADI Antique Rug Collection
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BidjarEnduring and elegant, the Bidjar rug is thick and durable, with symmetrical knots and rows beaten down during the weaving process to produce a richly dense and compact fabric. Bidjar carpets contain intricate garden patterns and classical geometric motifs in rich jewel tones, depicting the Kurdish influence of the Bidjar area, a town in northwest Persia. Bidjar carpets are among the finest of Persian rugs by virtue of their design and technique.
BidjarThis antique Persian Halvai Bidjar carpet showcases a consummate palette of naturally dyed kaleidoscopic hues, intricately designed with geometric and freeform shapes. The Bijar is a heavy, sound-absorbing rug woven by Kurds in the Gerus area of northwest Iran, and is a popular accent piece in rooms of deep, rich wood. The densest and most durable of all oriental rugs, Bidjar carpets offer a lifetime of pleasure.
Farahan SaroukComplex and compelling floral motifs in muted shades of terracotta, rose and blue are indicative of these highly sought-after Antique 19th century rugs by famous rug designer, Farahan. Originally woven in his hometown of Sarouk, a village situated about 25 miles north of Arak (Sultanabad); the region was one of the most active regions of carpet weaving from the late 19th through the early 20th centuries.
Farahan SaroukA striking center medallion motif provides a stunning focal point for this antique Farahan Sarouk carpet. Elegance, reserved refinement, and subtlety characterize the work of its designer, Farahan, and his hometown village of Sarouk. The village is situated about 25 miles north of Arak (Sultanabad), and was one of the most active regions of carpet weaving in the late 19th through early 20th centuries. Farahan often used a very attractive copper green called celadon after the Chinese pottery.
Farahan SaroukStunning and timeless, this Farahan Sarouk rug uses his signature center medallion and copper green hue called celadon, after the Chinese pottery. Evocative floral patterns are combined with the majestic geometry of the finest royal carpets and are crafted with fine wool, small knots and a dense weave. Antique Sarouk rugs are among the most luxurious classically derived, room-sized Persian carpets and are highly coveted pieces.
Lavar KermanUndulating and sensuous, this exquisite Kerman Lavar carpet features many flowers in its curved patterns. Featuring the signature copper green hue called celadon; this rug’s subtle pattern is highly unique and beautiful, with multiple variations in color and a well-textured pile. Kerman, both a city and a Province of the Islamic Republic of Iran, has been a center of rug production since time immemorial.
Lavar KermanDistinctive curvilinear and dense allover floral patterns with oversized palmettes are highlighted in this finely woven, elegantly classical design. The traditional copper green hue of a Lavar Kerman is interspersed with rich jewel tones, creating a pleasing juxtaposition. Woven in Kerman, a city and a Province of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Lavar carpets are known for their exceptional quality and boast a high demand all around the world.
MalayerThis woven gem of a Persian carpet features an exuberant, highly original composition characterized by a bold color palette. Unparalleled technical and artistic ability is instantly apparent in the delicacy of these painstakingly rendered details, such as the crisply rendered leaf-like botanical devices that fill the center reserve. The Malayer or Malayer rug comes from the large rug-producing region south of Hamadan extending into North Lorestan. The rugs are single-wefted and generally have thick construction of very good wool.
OushakAn understated palette of soft coffee, copper and dusky sand are combined with delicate patterning make this carpet an ideal counterpoint to more modern rooms. Antique Oushak rugs originated in the small town of Oushak in west central Anatolia, roughly 100 miles directly south of the city of Istanbul in Turkey, and it is home to some of the most decoratively Persian-influenced Oushak rugs of all time.
OushakThis sophisticated carpet’s quirky angular arabesques offer a distinctive, nomadic air that’s both primitive and modern. Soft apricot and golden saffron tones create a light, whimsical feel that’s enhanced by soft and lustrous wool. Oushak rugs traditionally come from a province in the Aegean region of western Turkey, approximately 100 miles south of Istanbul. Antique Oushak carpets have become the rugs of choice for many of the top interior decorators in the world today.
OushakExquisitely on display with this collectors-level masterpiece is the ingenuity of a limited palette. A sophisticated palette of soft earth tones combines with delicate patterning to make this piece ideal for semi-formal to formal settings. Antique Oushak rugs originated in the small town of Usak in west central Anatolia, roughly 100 miles directly south of the city of Istanbul in Turkey, and it is home to some of the most decoratively Persian-influenced Oushak rugs of all time.
OushakA central medallion – so characteristic of the Oushak weave – decoratively graces this stunning, antique carpet. Muted hues of apricot and celadon are highly complementary and create a delicate feel, in keeping with the lustrous silky wool that is the hallmark of the best antique Oushaks. Woven in Western Turkey since the beginning of the Ottoman period, Oushak carpets boast a long and distinguished tradition of rug weaving that has continued right up into modern times.
OushakExceptionally symmetrical and organic motifs flow together in rows that balance the linearity of this carpet’s overall design. A palatial impression is created by the grand scale of this piece, and is all the more accentuated by a resonant color palette, including deep apricot, warm gold and stately celadon. Antique Oushak rugs originated in the small town of Oushak in west central Anatolia, roughly 100 miles directly south of the city of Istanbul in Turkey.
OushakEnigmatic and powerful with an authoritative medallion design that sits upon an intricately crafted backdrop, this Oushak carpet’s presence brings a sense of movement and refinement to any room. Woven from the finest silky goat wood, Oushak rugs boast a long and celebrated history, and traditionally come from a province in the Aegean region of western Turkey, approximately 100 miles south of Istanbul.
OushakThe centerpiece of this exquisite design is an ornate medallion, so characteristic of the Oushak carpet. Here, sophistication meets technical genius to create a rug of exceptional craftsmanship. Its delightful pairing of bright celadon and warm apricot brings an opulent glow to any setting – modern or formal. Oushak rugs traditionally come from a province in the Aegean region of western Turkey, approximately 100 miles south of Istanbul.
OushakBotanical motifs and diamond-shaped medallions grace this unique Oushak antique carpet. Wheat-gold and rich chocolate hues create an unparalleled, warm and velvety palette that’s as inviting as it is intriguing. Luxuriously cosmopolitan, Oushak rugs boast a long history of tradition, originating in the 15th century in the small town of Usak in west central Anatolia, roughly 100 miles directly south of the city of Istanbul in Turkey.
OushakHints of ochre, walnut, and warm beige create a subtly hued Oushak carpet of delicate sophistication. Botanical motifs and crosses grace its wide borders with the center creating a study in elegant understatement. The town of Oushak has been a production center of Turkish rugs since the 15th century—and has been creating carpets for outstanding interiors ever since.
OushakReminiscent of ever-shifting light on desert sands, this Oushak carpet displays an allover repeat design of strongly geometrical shapes in warm hues that speak to the elemental angularity and zigzags of a certain tribal sensibility. Woven in Turkey, Oushak rugs have been dated from the 6th to 4th centuries BCE, found in a frozen tumulus in the Altai Mountains at the crossroads of Siberia and Mongolia.
SamplesThe epitome of traditional elegance, this rug boasts bold geometric shapes around the border, paying subtle homage to nomadic tribal culture. The center’s expansive field is filled with a lush profusion of warm apricot and beige botanicals. Its distinguished pattern creates a rich array of naturalistic floral forms unfolding dynamically across the surface.
SerapiThe bold dynamic centerpiece and exquisite use of color in this Serapi carpet create an exceptionally tasteful composition. Its dramatic scale and effect is juxtaposed with a graceful and refined sense of design, lending an inarguable grandeur to any placement. The Serapi rug is manufactured in what was known as the Sarab region of Persia now located in Azerbaijan and northern Iran. Original Serapi rugs were created in the villages of Serapi, Sarab, Ahar, Heriz and Gorevan.
SerapiThis lavish and intricate example epitomizes the special blend of color and crisp geometric design that sets Serapi rugs apart. Elegant rectilinear arabesques and delicate floral motifs in beautiful colors showcase depth and warmth, coming alive with hues, textures and poetic symbols. The Serapi style borrows heavily from the Heriz style, which originated as a Northwest Persian adaptation of early Sarouk Farahan medallion room-size rugs, but with a more geometric, abstract, village sensibility.
SerapiEach Serapi rug is one-of-a-kind and this style is no exception. Telling a story through the use of color, balance and geometric shapes, the rich piece here blends lush dark and cocoa chocolates, walnuts and vanillas with a touch of blue in painstakingly rendered details. The articulation of the medallion is crisply rendered and surrounded by linear abstract shapes. The Serapi style combines the best design elements from many traditions, and is known for the magical element it brings to a wide range of decors.
SultanabadPossessing a graphic and monumental character wrought from curvilinear and classical line work, the Sultanabad carpet’s rich, warm palette, shown in vine scrolls and palmettes, inspire deeply contemplative impression that can be immediately felt upon viewing this art-level rug. It’s both enigmatically contemporary and unmistakable antique. The term Sultanabad has come to distinguish the oldest and highest quality Mahal rugs produced in the Arak region of Iran.
SultanabadConsummate technical and artistic ability is instantly apparent in the delicacy of this Sultanabad carpet’s painstakingly rendered details, including the crisply rendered botanical devices that fill the center reserve. A bright, berry-colored border lends a soothing symmetry – and a sense of whimsy – to the overall design. The city of Sultanabad (now known as Arak) was founded in the early 1800s, as a center for commercial rug production in Iran.
SultanabadThis Sultanabad carpet beautifully showcases a festive repertoire of expanding floral motifs, exhibiting a somewhat bolder, more large-scale design. Crimson hues are accented with subtle blues in an adventurous profusion of stylized, yet fluid, botanical forms. Originating in the Arak area of central Iran, Sultanabad carpets are known for their sense of finesse and ornamental detail. No matter where it’s placed, this rug is sure to make an entrance!
SultanabadThe stylized medallion design and wide, ornamental border gives this Sultanabad carpet an imposing quality that’s palatial yet ethereal. Delicate rendering and an exquisitely muted palette of earthy terracotta, celadon and golden hues are sublimely juxtaposed, creating a masterful display of woven artistry. The city of Sultanabad (now known as Arak) was founded in the early 1800s as a center for commercial rug production in Iran.
SultanabadA rich, vibrant color palette, exquisite floral motif, ornamental detail and proportionally pleasing border showcase virtuoso artistry in this Sultanabad carpet. Graphic and monumental in character, this carpet features curvilinear and classical line work that sets it apart from other styles of Persian rug. The term Sultanabad is used to distinguish the oldest and highest quality Mahal carpets, which were produced in the Arak region of Iran in the late 19th century.
SultanabadThis vivacious Sultanabad carpet’s meandering garlands, elegant flower heads and finely detailed borders are harmonious in palette and proportions. Originating in the Arak area of central Iran, Sultanabad carpets are known for their sense of finesse and ornamental detail. This connoisseur-level piece provides an enduring visual treat that only the finest 19th century antique rugs can offer.
TabrizAntique Tabriz rugs are distinguished by their excellent weave and remarkable adherence to the classical traditions of Persian rug design. Employing saturated hues of brownish-yellow tawny and ochre, a distinctive border and a traditional concentric medallion in the field’s center, this Tabriz carpet showcases a respect for quality and classicism. These majestic works of art originated some four to five centuries ago at the foot of the beautiful Elbruz Mountains, in the city of Tabriz, located near the Turkish border in Northwest Persia.
TabrizTabriz, in northwest Iran/Persia, has traditionally been a city of master weavers. The ateliers in this influential center established a strong reputation for classicism and quality that is still respected today – as evidenced by this stunning carpet. Surrounded by an intricate border design, its twisting stems, supporting fronds and delicate flowers enact pure visual poetry. Tabriz rugs are precisely drawn and executed with care making them extremely popular among designers.