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Antique Persian Malayer Rug
Located in New York, NY
An early 20th century highly decorative Persian Malayer mat size rug. Camel, light blues and light green accents.
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Early 20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Bijar Runner with Boteh Design and Modern Victorian Style
Located in Dallas, TX
76944 Antique Persian Bijar Runner with Boteh Design and Modern Victorian Style. This hand-knotted wool antique Persian Bijar runner displays an all-over repetitive pattern of opulen...
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Early 20th Century Persian Victorian Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Heriz Rug
Located in New York, NY
This is an early 20th century handwoven decorative room size Persian Heriz rug . Soft red field with soft blue border. Perfect amount of wear, sturdy enough to handle every-day traff...
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Vintage 1930s Persian Rustic Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Heriz Rug
  • Antique Heriz Rug
  • Antique Heriz Rug
  • Antique Heriz Rug
W 100 in. L 127 in.
Antique Persian Heriz Rug
Located in New York, NY
An antique Persian Heriz one of a kind Square Scatter rug.
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Vintage 1930s Persian Tudor Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Heriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Heriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Heriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Heriz Rug
W 49 in. L 62 in.
Antique Persian Sampler Rug
By Ziegler & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Exquisite early 20th century rare Persian Mahal Sampler rug.  
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20th Century Persian Sultanabad Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Meshed Rug
Located in New York, NY
An early 20th century room size antique Persian Meshed rug.
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20th Century Persian Khorassan Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Meshed Rug
  • Antique Persian Meshed Rug
  • Antique Persian Meshed Rug
  • Antique Persian Meshed Rug
W 117 in. L 153 in.
Antique Persian Heriz Scatter Rug
Located in New York, NY
Colorful antique Persian Heriz rug featuring accents in orange and sky blue.
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Vintage 1930s Persian Mid-Century Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Navy Blue Karadja Heriz Rug
Located in New York, NY
Colorful antique Persian Heriz Karadja rug with an all -over geometric motif on a navy blue ground.
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Vintage 1930s Persian Rustic Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Heriz Scatter Tribal Rug
Located in New York, NY
Persian Heriz Tribal scatter rug.
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20th Century Persian Tribal Persian Rugs

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Wool

Palace Size Antique Senneh Bakhtiari Rug
Located in New York, NY
A magnificent palace size early 20th century Persian Bakhtiari rug from the early 20th century. Large scale all-over design on a dark brown and navy blue ground with lobed diamond sh...
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Early 20th Century Persian Black Forest Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Mohtasham Kashan Room Size Rug
Located in New York, NY
A phenomenal late 19th century room size Mohtashem Kashan rug The most rare group of Kashan carpets that utilizes non-traditional designs and color palettes is the “Motashem Kash...
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Antique Late 19th Century Persian Kashan Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Navy Blue Karadja Heriz Scatter Rug
Located in New York, NY
Colorful antique Persian Heriz Karadja rug with an all-over geometric motif on a navy blue ground.
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Vintage 1930s Persian Mid-Century Modern Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Tabriz Carpet, Hadji Jalili Persian Rug, Earth Tones, Brown, Terracotta
Located in New York, NY
Tabriz, the capital of the northwestern Iranian province of Azerbaijan, has for centuries enjoyed a great reputation as a centre of Persian culture. Under the benign patronage of Sha...
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Antique Late 19th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Heriz Runner
Located in New York, NY
A one of a kind decorative antique Persian Heriz runner. With distinctive large-scale motifs and a wide ranging palette of warm colors, the antique Heriz carpet is probably the mo...
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Vintage 1930s Persian Tudor Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Tabriz Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Stunning Persian Tabriz rug with an astonishing large scale all-over palette in stunning blues, apricots, creams, orangey rust and umber. The quality is extremely fine, the patina an...
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Early 20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Heriz Runner
Located in New York, NY
A one of a kind decorative antique Persian Heriz runner. With distinctive large-scale motifs and a wide ranging palette of warm colors, the antique Heriz carpet is probably the mo...
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Vintage 1910s Persian Tudor Persian Rugs

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Wool

Narrow Antique Persian Heriz Runner
Located in New York, NY
A one of a kind decorative antique Persian Heriz runner. With distinctive large scale motifs and a wide ranging palette of warm colors, the antique Heriz carpet is probably the mo...
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Vintage 1930s Persian Tudor Persian Rugs

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Wool

Pictorial Antique Persian Tabriz Carpet in Blue
Located in New York, NY
An early 20th century decorative Caliber, Persian Tabriz previously owned by a private collector in warm colors.
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Early 20th Century Persian Folk Art Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Sultanabad Mahal with All-Over Design in Light Green and Rust
Located in Atlanta, GA
This antique Persian Mahal relies heavily on exquisite details, as well as an intricate Herati pattern. A Fine trellis of beautifully colored large and small flowers sprawls across t...
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Vintage 1920s Persian Sultanabad Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Seychour Caucasian Rug, 3'8" x 5'7"
Located in Evanston, IL
The Caucasus is bounded by the rugged mountains and lush valleys of Kurds Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. This cultural melting pot was populated by Armenian dyers and weavers, Azer...
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Antique 1880s Persian Caucasian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Serapi Rug, 4'11" x 6'3"
Located in Evanston, IL
Antique Persian Serapi rug, Persia, circa 1900. This remarkable and artistic antique rug, showcases an ornate, multicolored central design. At the heart of the antique Persian Heriz ...
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Antique Early 1900s Persian Serapi Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Red and Blue Floral Lilihan Runner Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
1905 antique Persian Lilihan runner rug. Hand-knotted, 100% wool with a dark red field and all-over floral design in blue. Measures: 2.07 x 16.08.
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Antique Early 1900s Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Serapi Carpet, Handmade Wool Oriental Rug, Ivory and Light Blue
Located in New York, NY
Antique Serapi carpets are one of the most sought after rugs particularly in America and England for many years. Antique Serapi rugs are a major draw particularly in big city America...
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Antique 1880s Persian Serapi Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Doroksh Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
This elegant Persian Doroksh rug features a beautiful handspun wool pile. It is adorned with ivory, camel, umber, pink and cherry red accents in a traditional design. A vivid blue ab...
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Vintage 1920s Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Doroksh Rug
  • Antique Persian Doroksh Rug
  • Antique Persian Doroksh Rug
  • Antique Persian Doroksh Rug
W 149 in. L 269 in.
Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
True to the best antique Persian Tabriz rugs, this beautiful Persian rug displays an incredible amount of detail using a relatively limited color palette. Several beige and brown col...
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Mid-20th Century Persian Tabriz Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
W 129 in. L 180 in.
Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Classy yet gorgeous. This will never be a terrible choice to style your home with our Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug. Vibrantly designed with gold-outlined medallions and florid elem...
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Early 20th Century Persian Sultanabad Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
An antique Persian Tabriz that is both unique and elegant. In addition to its fine quality, this Tabriz has the perfect antique blue field and is embezzled with gold, tan, and ivory ...
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Early 20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
W 99 in. L 132 in.
Antique Persian Mahal Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A beautiful antique Persian Mahal with the perfect blue field and traditional geometric patterns that take center stage. Within the field and borders, an elegant and classical all-ov...
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Early 20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Mahal Rug
  • Antique Persian Mahal Rug
  • Antique Persian Mahal Rug
  • Antique Persian Mahal Rug
W 122 in. L 156 in.
Antique Persian Malayer Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Teal abrash central field with all-over geometric patterns of ivory, tan and deep ruby red. Stepped spandrels of star motifs flank the field at top and bottom and are framed by zig z...
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20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Malayer Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
This antique Persian Malayer is rich in both color and in design. Antique red, yellow, and blue work cohesively into a decorative and lively rug. This luxurious Malayer has a beautif...
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Early 20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Malayer Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Blue handwoven Persian Malayer rug from Iran, circa late 19th century. Authentically antique piece constructed out of wool and pile weave method with floral and traditional design mo...
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Antique Late 19th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Malayer Rug
  • Antique Persian Malayer Rug
  • Antique Persian Malayer Rug
  • Antique Persian Malayer Rug
W 142 in. L 268 in.
Antique Persian Bidjar Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Field of teal Abrash with pale umber and ivory all-over geometric motifs. The composition is framed by a border of large scale geometric elements and stylized rosettes in grisaille t...
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Antique Late 19th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Antique Tabriz with a rich deep palette of teal and warm tan with clear blue and burgundy accents. The all-over field clambers with palmettes, medallions, rosettes, serrated leaves a...
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Early 20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
W 164 in. L 309 in.
Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Antique Sultanabad in creamy ivory, soft teal-gray and subdued terracotta tones. All-over field with a dense pattern of interlocking palmette, vine, geometric and floral motifs. Terr...
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Antique Late 19th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Serapi Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Pale gold, rose and coral with soft celadon accents set a quietly sunny mood in this ethereally-aged antique Serapi. A highly stylized geometric center medallion anchors the rug and ...
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Early 20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Serapi Rug
  • Antique Persian Serapi Rug
  • Antique Persian Serapi Rug
  • Antique Persian Serapi Rug
W 111 in. L 144 in.
Antique Persian Bakhtiari Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Antique Persian Bakhtiari rug Antique Bakhtiari in warm mahogany brown with ivory, taupe, coral, walnut and soft hazy indigo; abrash variations throughout. The complex axial design ...
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Early 20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Antique Tabriz in warm brown, ivory, and teal tones. Elaborate finely rendered all-over motif with central floriated medallion, pendants and arabesque corner-pieces. Border of medall...
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Early 20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
W 167 in. L 249 in.
Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Antique Tabriz with all-over repeat, featuring a frenetic design of intertwined motifs including angular vines, palmettes, serrated leaves, rosettes, and snakes. Strong vibrant color...
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Antique Late 19th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
W 132 in. L 204 in.
Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Antique Tabriz with central medallion and arabesque floral lattice pattern. A warm brown field coloration with elaborate and finely rendered forms in ivory and pale celadon, outlined...
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Antique Late 19th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
W 155 in. L 228 in.
Antique Persian Mustaphi Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
This rug features intricate and beautifully detailed floral and vine patterns. The red colors and large border are sure to satisfy anyone looking for the perfect antique Persian carp...
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Early 20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Mustaphi Rug
  • Antique Persian Mustaphi Rug
  • Antique Persian Mustaphi Rug
  • Antique Persian Mustaphi Rug
W 120 in. L 203 in.
Antique Persian Mahal Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Vibrant colors and vivid designs have a lively presence in this striking Antique early 20th century Persian Mahal Rug. Rug number 26416 Size 8' 6" x 11' 6" Design Reference M...
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Early 20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Mahal Rug
  • Antique Persian Mahal Rug
  • Antique Persian Mahal Rug
  • Antique Persian Mahal Rug
W 102 in. L 138 in.
Antique Persian Mahal Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
This Persian Mahal rug contains floral, vine, and tribal patterns in various colors such as red, green, and beige. A beautiful border with a subtle border features different floral m...
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Early 20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Mahal Rug
  • Antique Persian Mahal Rug
  • Antique Persian Mahal Rug
  • Antique Persian Mahal Rug
W 104 in. L 148 in.
Antique Persian Ziegler Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
This beautiful green antique Persian Zigler rug is an oversized piece. With weaves from influences of the Arak provence, this piece will accentuate any luxurious interior home design...
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Early 20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Ziegler Rug
  • Antique Persian Ziegler Rug
  • Antique Persian Ziegler Rug
  • Antique Persian Ziegler Rug
W 112 in. L 202 in.
Antique Persian Serapi Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
This antique Persian Serapi is a distinct Heriz region style, woven in the mountains of Northwest Persia. Borrowing design elements from many traditions. Rich contrasting colors are ...
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Early 20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Serapi Rug
  • Antique Persian Serapi Rug
  • Antique Persian Serapi Rug
  • Antique Persian Serapi Rug
W 114 in. L 475 in.
Antique Persian Bakhtiari Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
This antique Persian Bakhitari rug was designed on a grand scale of deep-toned geometric stylizations. These rugs were completed by highly skilled weavers and took around six years t...
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Late 20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Heriz Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
The neutral tones of this antique Persian Heriz rug features an all-over design. Whether using it in an contemporary or traditional application, this Antique Persian Heriz is the per...
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Early 20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Heriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Heriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Heriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Heriz Rug
W 109 in. L 140 in.
Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Magnificent graphic character and classical in design, Sultanabad rugs are one of the most desirable of Persian weavings. Distressed deep rose dye and ocean blues have a beautiful mu...
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Early 20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Kermanshah Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Beautiful geometric shapes and extremely detailed woven lines this piece is a work of art. The eye traveling through the handwoven craftsmanship and artistic elements. Part of the bu...
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Antique Late 19th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Malayer Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
This antique Persian Malayer features warm cinnamon and camel tones with characteristic dark blue accent. The rug is artfully distressed, enhancing the charm of variation within the...
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Vintage 1910s Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Malayer Rug
  • Antique Persian Malayer Rug
  • Antique Persian Malayer Rug
  • Antique Persian Malayer Rug
W 118 in. L 189 in.
Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
This silvery gray-field antique Sultanabad features vine and palmette motifs with densely floreated medallion, pendant and corner-pieces. Secondary colors include taupe with darker g...
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Vintage 1910s Persian Sultanabad Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
This stunning antique Sultanabad features an all-over design of alternating radial floral sprays and circular medallions against a midnight blue ground. Secondary colors include gold...
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20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Malayer Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Antique Persian Malayer in sage green, gold, umber, ivory, and muted blues. Design motifs include a central medallion, and floral and geometric figures in a tribal style. Charmingly...
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Vintage 1910s Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Malayer Rug
  • Antique Persian Malayer Rug
  • Antique Persian Malayer Rug
  • Antique Persian Malayer Rug
W 82 in. L 152 in.
Antique Persian Mahal Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
This antique Mahal features a dense, allover, geometricized lattice vine pattern with floral details in ivory, blue, taupe, gold and brick red on a dark indigo field. Geometric heret...
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20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Mahal Rug
  • Antique Persian Mahal Rug
  • Antique Persian Mahal Rug
  • Antique Persian Mahal Rug
W 97 in. L 145 in.
Antique Persian Bibikabad Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
This antique Bibikabad piece has ivory, olive green, tan, and soft red tones. The axial design features a large diamond medallion with pendant extensions, and is filled with intricat...
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Antique 19th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Mahal Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Soft tan and umber abrash toned pile are offset by fruity pinks and earthy indigos in this perfectly weathered antique Mahal. While etched passages reveal the touch of time, the geom...
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Early 20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Mahal Rug
  • Antique Persian Mahal Rug
  • Antique Persian Mahal Rug
  • Antique Persian Mahal Rug
W 99 in. L 146 in.
Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
With strict standards of craftsmanship and quality of materials used, this Tabriz rug captures the sophistication and refinement of the classical Safavid Court carpets. A beautiful b...
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20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  • Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
W 131 in. L 180 in.
Antique Persian Bakhtiari Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Nubbed pile of ruby red, umber, indigo, coral and rose gives way to the ivory matrix of the foundation in this heavily distressed antique piece. Despite the marks of age, the traditi...
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Early 20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Ghashgaie Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Deep tones of burgundy, indigo and umber with gold, olive green accents and ivory outlines give this antique Ghashgaie tribal rug a nocturnal feeling. The central field, diamond meda...
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Antique Late 19th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Kermanshah Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Ruby red with ivory, tan, rose, gold and pale blue. This rug features a large central medallion in a geometricized axial design with abundant floral and garden motifs including styli...
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Antique Late 19th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Ziegler Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Pale apricot, silver and deep charcoal tones color this elegant rug. Its large scale arabesque elements include a quatrefoil medallion with pendants, field pattern with lattice vines...
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Antique Late 19th Century Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Persian Ziegler Rug
  • Antique Persian Ziegler Rug
  • Antique Persian Ziegler Rug
  • Antique Persian Ziegler Rug
W 86 in. L 116 in.
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Antique Iran Rug For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal antique Iran rug for your home. Each antique Iran rug for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, wool and silk. Find 7418 options for an antique or vintage antique Iran rug now, or shop our selection of 4 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect antique Iran rug — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. An antique Iran rug made by Modern designers — as well as those associated with Art Deco — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one antique Iran rug that is appealing in its simplicity, but Mehraban Rugs, Rug & Kilim and Haji Khalili produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Antique Iran Rug?

Prices for an antique Iran rug start at $125 and top out at $3,200,000 with the average selling for $8,462.

Finding the Right Persian Rugs for You

Make a bold statement in a living room or bedroom by incorporating vintage Persian rugs in your home decor.

The fascination with Persian rugs dates at least as far back as the 4th century B.C., when historian Xenophon referred to the “soft rugs on which the Persians sit.” For centuries, Iran (modern-day Persia) has been known for the craftsmanship, intricate patterns and artistry of its carpets, which have found their way into households and museums around the world.

Although they have many imitators, real Persian rugs are made only in Iran and are easily recognized by their vibrant colors and elegant patterns.

Traditional, or antique, Persian rugs are what most people identify as “authentic.” Hand-made, they are very durable and, if properly cared for, can be passed down from generation to generation. Modern Persians, on the other hand, are often machine-made. Although this production process is much faster and cheaper, the resulting rugs typically do not have the same quality or lifespan as handwoven ones, so traditional options are considered better investments.

To distinguish between the two, look for imperfections. Because traditional Persian rugs are handwoven, you will likely see small flaws on the front and back. With a machine-made imitation, on the other hand, you will probably not find stitching glitches, and the back will have a mesh or plastic covering.

Antique rugs are handmade from the finest materials, including wool, silk or cotton — never synthetic fibers. The fibers used in antique rugs are colored using natural dyes derived from insects and plants and woven into bold designs that reflect Iran’s culture and history. Since Persian tribes traditionally raised and herded sheep, wool was the most common material. The fiber has many advantages: It is fire-resistant and dries much more quickly than cotton. Also, because of its natural elasticity, it is more durable than cotton or silk. Regarded as works of art, Persian rugs can take months or years to complete.

When shopping for vintage Persian rugs, you'll want to consider color, size and more — for a history of these rugs and tips on how to style yours, visit our guide to these woven creations today.

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