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Antique Rug Identification help--Malayer?
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#1 Posted : Friday, August 25, 2017 10:26:06 AM(UTC)
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Hello again!

I'm trying to learn more about this rug--identification, age, value, as well as info on the technique and symbols. Any help would be appreciated.

Size: 6'6" x 3'4"

My best guess (which could very well be incorrect) is that is is a Malayer. This guess is based on the pattern and the colors--deep navy blue field and secondary tones: sage green, watermelon, salmon, and gold.

Some background on our batch of rugs:
We recently received several antique Persian rugs from my bf's family. The rugs were purchased in Iran by my bf's grandfather who had a rug business in Wisconsin. According to his dad, they are over 100 years old.

I am including some pictures. Please forgive the poor lighting. Any info is appreciated!

Thank you!

Nina
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#2 Posted : Tuesday, August 29, 2017 3:28:31 AM(UTC)
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I think its a Khamseh from Zanjan area with interesting colour.It is about 80 years old but not in very good condition which detracts from its value greatly.
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