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Rare Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug
Located in New York, NY
Rare Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug Size: 13'9" × 23'8" (419 × 721 cm) An early 20th century
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Early 20th Century Persian Sultanabad Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Gharabagh Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
bears a rare creative stamp that matches a typical interior living space. Rug Number 26454 Size 6' 7
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1890s Persian Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Rare Antique Northwest Persian Rug
Located in New York, NY
An exquisite 19th century square size Northwest Persian rug. This piece had been in a private
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19th Century Persian Sultanabad Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Rare Antique Northwest Persian Rug
Rare Antique Northwest Persian Rug
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W 118 in L 128 in
Antique Persian Mashhad Amogli Rug, Rare
Located in Evanston, IL
increasingly rare, especially those in good condition. Antique Persian Mashhad Amogli rugs are treasured for
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Late 19th Century Persian Tabriz Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Rare Early 20th Century Persian Heriz Rug
Located in Chicago, IL
A rare and gorgeous early 20th century Persian Heriz rug with an unusual pattern containing two
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Early 1900s Persian Heriz Serapi Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Rare Jewel Toned Persian Heriz Serapi Rug
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful highly decorative fine quality room size Heriz rug with all different types of stunning
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Early 20th Century Persian Serapi Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Rare Jewel Toned Persian Heriz Serapi Rug
Rare Jewel Toned Persian Heriz Serapi Rug
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W 104 in L 129 in
Rare Antique Persian Senneh Rug, Bright Colors
Located in New York, NY
This is a very rare finely woven Kurdish town rug copying a contemporaneous Mohtasham Kashan, with
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Early 1900s Persian Tribal Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Very Fine Antique Persian Kashan Rug (Rare Design)
Located in Gainesville, VA
A very rare Extremely Fine Antique Persian Kashan Rug that originates from Iran in the early 1900s
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Early 20th Century Persian Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Rare Early 20th Century Persian Ganjeh Prayer Rug
Located in Chicago, IL
A gorgeous and rare early 20th century Persian Ganjeh prayer rug with the most beautiful stylized
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Early 1900s Persian Tribal Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Rare Oversize Antique Persian Mashad Rug, c. 1920s
Located in New York, NY
A Mashad rug uses cotton to form a base followed by a wool pile for a soft, cozy and durable
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1920s Persian Art Deco Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Afshar Rug, 4'1" x 7'9" Rare
Located in Evanston, IL
: Very good minor restorations. Antique Afshar rugs, produced by nomads and villagers in southeastern
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Late 19th Century Persian Tribal Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Rare Double Sided 20th Century Antique Persian Gabbeh Rug
Located in New York, NY
A 1st quarter of the 20th century Double Sised Persian Gabbeh accent-size geometric rug originating
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Early 20th Century Tribal Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Mohajeran Rug Blue Handmade Persian Mohajeran Rug Sarouk Mohajeran Rare
Located in New York, NY
9x12 Antique Rug Exquisite Rug Mohajeran Sarrouk Handmade Rug Navy 1920 Authentic 9' x 11'4
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1920s Persian Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Rare Antique Kerman Lavar Persian Rug with Floral Patterns, from Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand-knotted in wool circa 1910-1920, this 9x17 antique Persian rug is a rare signature piece of
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1910s Persian Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Rare Antique Persian Kerman Rug in Polychromatic Floral Pattern - by Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
This antique 13x20 Persian rug is a rare palace-size selection of Yazd provenance. Hand-knotted in
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1920s Persian Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Large Antique Persian Rug Antique Persian Farahan Oversized Persian Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Rare Fine Farahan Persian Rug Geometric Carpet Rust 12'10" x 17'4" (392cm x 529cm) Circa
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1890s Persian Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Rare Signed Antique Kerman Persian Rug by Aboul Ghasem Kermani
Located in Long Island City, NY
This 9×15 antique Persian rug is a rare signature piece from the works of Aboul Ghasem Kermani
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1890s Persian Islamic Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Rare Large-sized Traditional Hand-woven Wool Persian Serapi Rug
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This traditional hand-woven Persian Serapi rug has a brick red field of whimsical geometric floral
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Late 19th Century Persian Serapi Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Early 20th Century Rare Size Antique Northwest Persian Serapi Rug
Located in New York, NY
A rare size early 20th century Persian Serapi rug. Finely woven with Classic medallion and border
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Early 20th Century Persian Heriz Serapi Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Rare Navy Blue Field Antique Persian Fine Sarouk Oriental Rug
Located in New York, NY
An elegant rare size early 20th century navy blue field antique Persian Sarouk. Salmon Pink
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Early 20th Century Persian Agra Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Rare Antique Persian Senneh Rug, Double Outer Field, Traditional Palette
Located in New York, NY
Larger than the usual Senneh scatter, this NW Persian finely woven Kurdish city rug shows an
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Early 1900s Persian Tribal Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Late 19th Century Persian Sultanabad 13X24 Palace Sized Rust Rug
By Ashly Fine Rugs 1
Located in Houston, TX
We present a beautiful Antique Persian  Sultanabad Handmade Palace Rug #1140200 Rust colored field
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Late 19th Century Persian Sultanabad Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Rare Antique Persian Bakhtiari Rug in Red, Black Floral Patterns by Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Newly unveiled from Rug & Kilim’s Antique & Vintage Collection, an extremely rare 12x16 antique
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1910s Persian Other Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Extreamly Fine Antique and Rare Persian 100% Silk Senneh Rug
Located in New York, NY
We attribute this silk-pile, finely woven scatter to the west Persian Kurdistan town of Senneh
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1890s Persian Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Silk

Antique Persian Sarouk Mahajaran 12x19 Ivory, Navy, & Red Oversized Area Rug
By Ashly Fine Rugs 1
Located in Houston, TX
Ashly Fine Rugs presents an Antique Persian Sarouk Mahajaran 12x19 Oversized Area Rug. Mahajaran
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1920s Persian Sarouk Farahan Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool, Abalone, Cotton

1880s Antique Persian Sultanabad 16x19 Tan, Blue, & Ivory Handmade Area Rug
By Ashly Fine Rugs 1
Located in Houston, TX
Ashly Fine Rugs presents a beautiful Antique Persian Sultanabad 16x19 Handmade Area Rug #1142157
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1880s Persian Sultanabad Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Persian Floral Rug
Located in New York, NY
A rare size Persian rug. Soft pink terra cotta field with accents of grey and blue.
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Early 20th Century Persian Sarouk Farahan Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Persian Floral Rug
Persian Floral Rug
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W 106 in L 183 in
1850s Antique Persian Ziegler Sultanabad 12x15 Orange, Blue, & Ivory Area Rug
By Ashly Fine Rugs 1
Located in Houston, TX
We present a beautiful Antique Persian Ziegler Sultanabad 12x15 Orange, Blue, & Ivory Handmade Area
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1850s Persian Sultanabad Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Lavar Kerman Rug Rug Antique Persian Rug Persian Lavar Rug, 1890
Located in New York, NY
.1890 "This is an exceptional rare, handmade antique Lavar rug from 1890. This fine piece has
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1890s Persian Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Persian Bakshaish Rug
Located in New York, NY
Spectacular Antique Persian Bakshaish room size collector level Rug from the early 20th Century
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Early 20th Century Persian Bakshaish Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Persian Bakshaish Rug
Persian Bakshaish Rug
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W 131 in L 166 in
Antique Persian Ferahan Rug - Late 19th Century Ferahan Rug, Persian Rug
Located in Sultanahmet, 34
Antique Ferahan Rug Late 19th Century Ferahan Rug in Perfect Condition Size 135 x 200 cm (53,1x78,7
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Late 19th Century Asian Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Manchester Kashan Rug Antique Persian Kashan Rug Persian Rug 1880
Located in New York, NY
Rare Antique Manchester Kashan rug Persian Fine Kork Wool 4'3" x 6'9" 130cm x 206cm Circa
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1880s Persian Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Rare Antique Persian Tehran Carpet
Located in New York, NY
One of a small production of finely woven carpets from the Persian capital, this cream ground
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1920s Persian Tabriz Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Rare Persian Khamseh Rug in Ink Blue and Terra Cotta
Located in Atlanta, GA
Persian Khamseh Antique in Terra Cotta and Ink Blue rug/10-ke-313 origin/ Iran This wonderful
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1890s Persian Tribal Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Sarouk Farahan Beige and Red Wool Persian Rug with Rare by Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from Persia between 1880-1900, this antique Sarouk Farahan Persian rug boasts hand
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1880s Persian Sarouk Farahan Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Silk

Rare Antique Persian Bidjar Mat
Located in New York, NY
A rare Kurdistan Bidjar mat that is a full composition rather than a design sampler (wagireh). The
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1920s Persian Tribal Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Rare and Unusual Pink Persian Ferahan Sarouk Large Antique Floral Rug
Located in Hudson, NY
A beautiful turn of the century Ferahan Sarouk with a rare pink field color. A delicate floral
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Early 1900s Persian Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

1870s Antique Persian Ziegler Sultanabad 15x21 Tan, Rust, & Light Blue Area Rug
By Ashly Fine Rugs 1
Located in Houston, TX
We present a beautiful wool & silk tan background, large scale, Medallion Design Antique Persian
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1870s Persian Sultanabad Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Rare Antique Persian Joshaghan rug in Red, Black & Golden-Brown Floral Patterns
Located in Long Island City, NY
A rare 7x19 antique Persian rug of Joshaghan provenance, among the latest to join Rug & Kilim’s
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1850s Persian Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Rare Antique Persian Kerman Runner
Located in New York, NY
Versatile due to its size, this shawl pattern kenare (runner) shows 19 rows of one way-facing curvy botehs set off by a black field. Limited abrash. Wide palette with red, sand, stra...
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1910s Persian Kirman Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Ghom Tehran Ghom Rug Handmade Persian Rug 5x7
Located in New York, NY
) Circa 1870 "This is a magnificent rare antique Persian Tehran Esfahan rug from 1880's. It has been
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1870s Persian Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Rare And Beautiful Fine Weave Antique Persian Kashan Mohtasham Rug 7' x 10'
Located in New York, NY
A Rare And Beautiful Classic Look Fine Weave Antique Persian Kashan Mohtasham Rug, Country of
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Late 19th Century Persian Kashan Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Silk

A Breathtaking Rare 17th Century Large Antique Persian Isfahan Rug 12'3" x 16'
Located in New York, NY
A Breathtaking Rare 17th Century Large Antique Persian Isfahan Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type
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17th Century Persian Other Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Rare 1920s Antique Persian Yazd Rug with Intricate Floral Details in Red
Located in Dallas, TX
Rare antique Persian rug handwoven in the 1920s from the finest sheep’s wool and colored with all
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1920s Persian Other Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Rug Antique Persian Tabriz Rug Geometric Overall Allover
Located in New York, NY
Fantastic rare antique tabrizz rug blue authentic traditional oriental handmade rug rare blue 10' x
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1920s Persian Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Denim Antique Persian Tabriz Clean Rare Mustaffi Design Wool Hand Knotted Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
. This rug has been handcrafted for weeks in the traditional method that is used to make Exact Rug Size
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1920s Persian Medieval Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Bidjar Rug
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Discover the exquisite artistry of this 120 year old Persian Bidjar runner, a rare gem in both
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Early 20th Century Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Antique Persian Serapi Rug
Located in New York, NY
An absolutely exquisite rare size 19th century antique bold Persian Serapi rug. 14'3'' x 18'10
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1870s Persian Serapi Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Serapi Rug
Antique Persian Serapi Rug
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W 171 in L 226 in
Antique Persian Runner Antique Persian Senneh Persian Rug Handmade Runner
Located in New York, NY
Fine Persian Antique Senneh Rug Rare Malayer Paisley Runner Ivory 3'2" x 12'9" 96cm x 388cm C.1900
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Early 1900s Persian Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Malayer Rug
Located in Barueri, SP, BR
Malayer – Northwest Persia This surprising Malayer stands out for its rare format – unusually wide
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Early 20th Century Persian Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Malayer Rug
Antique Persian Malayer Rug
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W 64.97 in L 74.81 in
Antique Northwest Persian Rug
Located in Barueri, SP, BR
navy blue details. A rug with magnificent art, exceptional quality, and rare to find. The carpet is
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Early 20th Century Persian Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Northwest Persian Rug
Antique Northwest Persian Rug
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W 50.79 in L 70.87 in
Antique Persian Souf Rug
Located in New York, NY
An early 20th century Persian Souf carpet. Possibly Jozan Region. Has characteristics from farahan
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Early 20th Century Persian Empire Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Souf Rug
Antique Persian Souf Rug
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W 25 in L 32 in
Superfine Persian Bakshaish Rug
Located in New York, NY
Rare square compact size Camel Field circa 1900 Persian Bakshaish rug. The harmonious colors
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Late 19th Century Persian Tribal Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Superfine Persian Bakshaish Rug
Superfine Persian Bakshaish Rug
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W 58 in L 82 in
Pre-1900s Antique Persian Mohajeran Rug Oversized Antique Persian Rug 1890
Located in New York, NY
Rare Antique Persian Mohajeran rug High Quality Artisan Rug 11'2" x 20' 340cm x 610cm Circa
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1890s Persian Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

1890 Antique Persian Rug Antique Persian Rug Sarouk Farahan Geometric Overall
Located in New York, NY
1890 antique Persian rug antique Persian rug Sarouk Farahan Geometric overall navy blue Measures
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1890s Persian Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Oversize Persian Mahal Rug
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
a room. This rug is also highly valued for its lack of a center medallion and rare coloration that
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1910s Persian Other Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Persian Sarouk Ferahan Rug
Located in New York, NY
century examples have become quite rare. The best antique Ferahan rugs woven 90-175 years ago are
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Early 20th Century Persian Sarouk Farahan Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Persian Sarouk Ferahan Rug
Persian Sarouk Ferahan Rug
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W 101 in L 139 in
Large Antique Persian Farahan Rug Antique Farahan Persian Rug Overall 6x14
Located in New York, NY
Antique Ferregan Feregan Rug Fine Handmade Rug Rust 6'3" x 13'6" 191cm x 412cm "This is
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1890s Persian Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Rare Wool and Cotton Pile Fine Weave Antique Persian Tabriz Rug 10'9" x 14'5"
Located in New York, NY
A Truly Remarkable Rare And Beautiful Soft Color Wool and Cotton Pile Fine Weave Antique Persian
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Late 19th Century Persian Tabriz Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Kurdish Runner Rug
Located in New York, NY
This rug is a rare and collectible antique Persian Kurdish rug circa 1910s. It is skillfully
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1910s Persian Tribal Rare Antique Persian Rugs

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Wool

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Rare Antique Persian Rugs For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of rare antique Persian rugs available for sale. Frequently made of fabric, wool and silk, all rare antique Persian rugs available were constructed with great care. Rare antique Persian rugs have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. Rare antique Persian rugs made by Neoclassical designers — are very popular at 1stDibs. Ziegler & Co. produced beautiful rare antique Persian rugs that are worth considering.

How Much are Rare Antique Persian Rugs?

Prices for rare antique Persian rugs start at $750 and top out at $320,000 with the average selling for $16,650.

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.

A Persian carpet lends an aura of prestige to any room, even today. 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. Today’s carpets, Iranian or otherwise, can’t possibly match the level of craftsmanship that prevailed centuries ago, so historical Persian carpets will always be admired and highly valued.

Although the machine-aided 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.

The different types of Persian rugs are named for the cities, villages and regions where they’re made. Kashan rugs, for example, woven in the north-central Iranian city of Kashan, are considered among the finest city rugs, distinguished by curvilinear motifs like palmettos, leaves and arabesques. Nains have high knot counts, an indication of high quality, and generally employ pink, blue and ivory hues, while Tabriz rugs — created by weavers in the northwestern Iranian city of Tabrīz (or Tabriz) — mostly have floral and garden patterns. 

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.

Find Tabriz rugs, handmade silk Persian rugs, Persian tribal rugs and other antique and vintage rugs from the world's best furniture dealers on 1stDibs.

Questions About Rare Antique Persian Rugs
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    There are a few red flags you should look for in determining if you have an antique Persian rug. Firstly, check the fringe. Fringes on a Persian rug form from the end of warp yarns, and won’t be sewn on the back. Also check the colors. They should be crisp, with no bleeding of the dyes. Shop a collection of authentic Persian rugs from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • Nazmiyal
    NazmiyalMarch 23, 2021
    The most expensive antique Persian rug ever sold in auction (so far) is $34,000,000. But the vast majority will cost under $100,000.