APPROX 20-40 YR OLD PERSIAN ISPHAHAN HAND KNOTTED WOOL RUG, 8'4'' x 11'6'': This attractive rug has a traditional Persian design with a large central medallion with a smaller center pattern that radiates out to larger palmettes which form the outer edge of the medallion. At either end there are spandrels that look like lamps or vases suspended from the central medallion and just below each of them is a large budding flower. The rest of the field is densely covered with large curving leaves, sprays of flowers, and palmettes. The mostly lighter colors used in the motifs really stand out on the deep blue field.
CONDITION: Mostly good but the sides need a little attention.