An Antique Persian Mazlaghan Rug hand knotted in northern Iran circa 1900. The rug features geometric flowers, lozenges and fronds throughout the central ground and the borders with a jagged diamond central medallion filled with additional flower motifs. These jagged features are also known as a 'lightning design'. Rugs like these often use bright colours to bring out the patternation, and rich red and blue tones are often found in Mazlaghan Rugs.
Persian Mazlaghan Rugs are woven in the North of Iran in the Zanjan province and are classic tribal pieces. They are made by nomadic or semi-nomadic tribes whose weaving techniques can be traced back thousands of years. This rug is knotted with high quality wool by skilled artisans, and this makes the rug very hardwearing while retaining softness to the pile. In very good condition, this rug only has minor wear to the pile and edges.
With strong traditional colours and a bold geometric design, this Antique Persian Mazlaghan Rug is a statement piece for both traditional and contemporary settings. The rug is well placed in bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms as it adds warmth and softness to these rooms.