Old Musel
198 cm x 132 cm
Nr. 2002


Geometric Old Musel, dark blue with border

Place of origin
Size198 cm x 132 cm (= 2.61 qm)
Manufacturinghand knotted
MaterialFlor: wool
Weft & Warp: cotton
Pile height6mm
Year of manufacture1940
Coloringdark blue, rusty red
EditionSingle piece

Place of origin

Musel (also Mousel) rugs are knotted near the city of Hamadan (also Hamedan) in northwest Iran. Hamadan is situated in the middle of a well-irrigated fruit-growing area on the banks of the Qareh River at the foot of Zagros mountains. Rug-making has a centuries-old tradition in this region. Hamedan rug is a collective name, because, in Hamedan, rugs from many places, such as Musel, are sold on its market. A typical feature of rugs from the region around Hamadan is that they are knotted using a single weft thread after each row of knots. Persian rugs are usually knotted using two or three wefts. This old Musel is more than 40 years old and a true collector's item.


The abstract, geometric composition creates the simple elegance of this Musel. The pattern flatters the design of the room and does not take the attention away from its furniture, decoration and architectural elements. It creates a pleasant atmosphere without dominating the style of the room.

The luxuriant flower motifs of this Musel are elegant and varied. The graceful vegetative symbols representing flowers, leaves and branches are artfully intertwined.

The embellished edging (border) forms a glorious contrast to the center and creates a transition at the edge of the rug.

The background of this Musel is dark blue. The border features rusty red, olive green and dark green.


You are not the first to appreciate this Musel. It has had owners before you who have cherished and used it. It was hand knotted about 1940. It has been thoroughly cleaned and only partially restored condition but is in good condition. We have not completely restored this Musel because we think it is as it is effect. If you would like, we will of course restore the rug further for you. We can restore almost any rug to an almost perfect condition.


The pile of this Musel has been hand-knotted from high-quality virgin wool. Virgin wool is obtained through the gentle shearing of sheep. Virgin wool is a sustainable, natural raw material with a number of impressive properties; due to the wool's natural fat content, the surface repels water droplets and is thus naturally impervious to dirt. Wool also offers excellent thermal insulation, has a regulating effect on living climate and muffles sound. The weft and warp threads of this Musel are made of cotton. This versatile material is tear-resistant and stretchable and, therefore, ideal for a durable backing fabric.

The colors of this carpet change depending on which side it is viewed from. It depends on whether the light falls on the line or against the line of the pile. We have therefore taken pictures of this rug from different perspectives.
Kinder gehören in die Schule und nicht an den Knüpf- oder Webstuhl. Für uns ist es daher eine Selbstverständlichkeit, nur Teppiche, die unter fairen Bedingungen und ohne Kinderarbeit hergestellt wurden, anzubieten. Wir legen besonderen Wert auf menschenwürdige Arbeitsbedingungen und tolerieren keine Kinderarbeit bei unseren Produzenten.

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