Antique Persian Tuisarkhan Hamadan
Antique Persian Tuisarkan
Size: 4'6" x 6'6"
Main Colors: Coral Orange, Navy
Pile Material: 100% Wool pile
Manufacture Type: Hand knotted. Single Weft/Single Warp
Country of Origin: Persian
Condition: Excellent. Full Pile.
Professionally cleaned to exacting standards of Renaissance Rug Cleaning (former ARCS president) and ready to enjoy.
Very hard to find, vegetal-dyed Persian "Tuisarkhan" Hamadan village rug from the 1920s-30s. Overlooked and overshadowed during the Neo-Classical period of 1875-1941 by their orchestrated and majestic counterparts in palace sizes from the great Persian workshops, Hamadan rugs were mostly produced by women villagers for supplementary income as time allowed, mostly off season. Organized production in the city of Hamadan began in ~1911 with OCM establishing operations there under the guidance of weighty expert Cecil Edwards, before interruption, (i.e., devastation) of the "Great War" (World War I) . Most of the Hamadan city production was in larger format, double wefted rugs designated "Alvand" quality. In response, the ever astute and industrious Persian villagers began their own home production creating distinctive patterns and weaves. Experts assert that at peak production there were over 1500 different village producing rugs and surrounding communities. The vast majority of Hamadan village rugs from the era were single wefted, on a cotton foundation, and small format ranging from little 2 x 3 mats to 5 x 7. Of course, there were exceptions, some were double wefted, some were palace size, and some had wool warps and/or wefts.
Tuisarkan village rugs are still made today in a similar weave and pattern and are often attractive, of interest, and reasonably priced, but the finessed detail and vegetal colors of the older ones have a unique presence of charm and dignity that set them apart.