Tel. +32 3 232 36 87
Fax. +32 3 226 39 75
ref. 20989 melayer
497 x 208 cm
16' 3⁷/₁₀" x 6' 9⁹/₁₀"
warp and weft: cotton
Beginning of 20th century
Iran Ferahan (or Feraghan) is in NW Iran and became an important area for carpet weaving in the 18th century. Both the city and the surrounding plain received same name and are in a triangle formed by Qom, Sultanabad and Hamadan.
Nadir Shah (1736-1747) forced weavers who lived in Herat (today’s Afghanistan) to come over to Ferahan and to settle in the area. The local production was totally reshaped. Patterns from eastern provinces of the empire suddenly appeared on the market and influenced the traditional style of the local weavers.
Upto the end of the 19th century many of the rugs were produced in Mushkabad. Sultanabad (now Arak) Saruk, Goltuk, Malayer and Mahal.
Nadir Quli was a general in the army of the last Safavid rulers who reigned from 1501 on and were defeated by the Afghan troops in the very beginning of the 18th century. During many years Nadir Quli fought the Afghans, the Ottomans and Russians and eventually saved Persia from their domination. In 1736 he was crowned Nadir Shah in his new capital Mashad. He invaded Afghanistan one year later and went as far as Delhi. His troops looted the Indian city and he brought back to Persia the famous Koh-i-Noor and the legendary Takht-e-Tavousi or Peacock-throne. He fought the Uzbeks from Khiva and Bukhara and also the Ottomans. Nadir Shah was murdered in 1747.
Coulours may appear different on the website than in reality. All mentioned prices and sizes are indicative and not binding. Possibly some rugs that are still online, are not available anymore in the showroom.
Would you like to be kept updated on our new exhibitions and activities?Click here to subscribe