175 cm x 74 cm
Floral Old Yazd runner, golden beige with Medaillon and border
|Place of origin|
|Size||175 cm x 74 cm (= 1.29 qm)|
Weft & Warp: cotton
|Year of manufacture||1940|
Place of origin
Yazd (also Yezd) is located in central Iran on the southern edge of the Dasht-e-Kavir, the Great Salt Desert, and is the capital of a province of the same name in south-eastern Iran. Yazd is one of the oldest cities in Iran. The oasis city, built largely from mud bricks, has existed since the third millennium BC. Due to its unique architecture, it is part of World Cultural Heritage. Today about 500,000 people live there.
Originally, Yazd rugs had a bluish pattern, but this gradually declined as production increased. Due to the great demand, local manufacturers increasingly adopted the patterns and colors of Kerman rugs, to an extent that contemporary Yazd and Kerman rugs are sometimes difficult to distinguish. This is made even more complicated by the fact that Yazd also produced rugs with Kashan patterns. This old Yazd is more than 40 years old and a true collector's item.
The luxuriant flower motifs of this Yazd 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 Yazd 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 embellished edging (border) forms a glorious contrast to the center and creates a transition at the edge of the rug.
The background of this Yazd is golden beige. The border is golden beige. The yellow beige center combines the colors rusty red and dark blue.
This Yazd has a story. 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 pile of this Yazd 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 Yazd are made of cotton. This versatile material is tear-resistant and stretchable and, therefore, ideal for a durable backing fabric.