86 cm x 64 cm
Floral Old Djosan, dark blue with Medaillon and border
|Place of origin|
|Size||86 cm x 64 cm (= 0.55 qm)|
|Material||Flor: wool (handspun, natural color)|
Weft & Warp: cotton
|Year of manufacture||1940|
|Coloring||dark blue, yellow beige|
Place of origin
This rug has been hand knotted near Jozan (often also Josan), a town in western Iran. The city of Jozan is to the southeast of Hamadan and the east of Malayer. The design of this Jozan rug is reminiscent of the typical pattern of the Saroughs. The red and gold tones and the slim panel with a medallion are characteristic of Jozan rugs. This old Djosan is more than 40 years old and a true collector's item.
The luxuriant flower motifs of this Djosan are elegant and varied. The graceful vegetative symbols representing flowers, leaves and branches are artfully intertwined.
In the middle of the central field of this Djosan is the symmetrical center, also called medallion. The design of the field is arranged in such a way that it gives the impression that the medallion is floating on the field.
The edge of the rug is decorated with an edging (border). The border forms a glorious contrast to the center.
The background of this Djosan is dark blue. The border features yellow beige and dark blue. The dark brown center combines the colors yellow beige and rusty red.
This Djosan has had admirers before you. It was hand knotted about 1940. We have cleaned it thoroughly and restored it lovingly. Therefore it is in very good condition despite its age.
The technique used to produce the materials of the pile of this Djosan is over 200 years old. The wool is dyed with natural colors and spun by hand. Dyeing with natural or vegetable dyes is more complicated, expensive and time-consuming than dyeing with chemical dyes. For a bright red, for example, you would need about one kilogram of ground madder root per kilogram of wool as dye. For a strong, not too pale yellow, you would need two kilograms of the dye madder per kilogram of wool. Also spinning wool is time-consuming and labor-intensive. In addition, fewer and fewer people are able to hand spin wool.
But the effort is worth it: By dyeing with natural dyes, the high-quality wool retains its natural fat content. Wool dyed with natural colors and spun by hand creates fascinating, iridescent patterns. The charm of hand-spun wool with its slight irregularities and natural hues unfolds as a contrasting element in modern interiors, but also in rooms that are furnished in a more traditional or country house style. The weft and warp threads of this Djosan are made of cotton. This versatile material is tear-resistant and stretchable and, therefore, ideal for a durable backing fabric.