Antique Hamadan Rugs & Carpets Guide

Background
Hamadan rug are a catch-all description of rugs from a broad area centering on Hamadan but extending into the surrounding provinces. These rug are predominantly woven by weavers who speak Persian or Turki and who are Shia Moslems. 

A major city in Iran That is west of Teheran and north of Malayer and south of the Bijar Rug producing areas.

Rug Structure
Hamadan rugs typically have one heavy cotton shot of weft (single wefted) and are made with thick high quality wool.Coarsely woven but substantial rugs.

Sennah" Baft" or Hamadan Rug Weave
rug structure
Single weft is called "Sennah Baft" or Hamadan weave. Here the wefts are rigid and the warps are sinuous. As you can see in the sketch the wefts are heavier than the warps. It is woven with symmetrical knots. Since there is only one shot of weft between each row of knots this shows every other warp which makesthese rugs easy to spot.


There are a number of village and Kurdish Rugs that are sold as Hamadan rugs.

According to Leslie Stroh of Rug News there are 1500 villages in the Hamadan area that each produced about 2 designs so that there were 3000 different types of Hamadan rugs at the height of OCM's business in Hamadan.

Examples:

Newer Hamadan Persian Rug

Newer Hamadan Persian Rug

A Hamadan rug with festive colors. Some rugs are rare and valuable, some rugs have gold or silk thread, but some rugs are useful rugs good for walking upon. This is one of those useful rugs.

Iran, 20th century.

2 foot 8 inches by 3 foot 8 inches.

Structure: Symmetrical knot. 9 knots per horizontal inch and 10 knots per vertical inch. 90 per square inch (1395 per square decimeter)

Yarn Spin: Z.

Warp: Cotton, white.

Weft: Cotton 1 shots. blue.

Pile: 2 Wool singles.

Ends: Warp fringe.

Selvages: 2 cotton overcast with brown wool.

Further Notes: Excellent Condition





Hamadan Village Persian Rug

Hamadan Village Persian Rug

Hamadan, Persia, 20th century.

4 foot 5 inches by 6 foot 5 inch. (Not including fringe)

Structure: Symmetrical knot. 7 knots per horizontal inch and 11 knots per vertical inch. 77 per square inch (1193 per square decimeter) Not depressed.

Yarn Spin: Z.

Warp: Cotton, white. Hand spun 4 ply cotton warps

Weft: Cotton 1 shots, blue cotton.

Pile: 2 Wool singles.

Ends: Warp fringe.

Selvages: overcast with black wool.

Further Notes: The rug is reduced on the ends. Great color, no runs, bleeding, no paint, etc.





Hamadan Carpet Runner C. 1910
Hamadan Carpet Runner C. 1910

Approximately 23ft. 4in. by 3ft. 10in. 7.11m by 1.17m Circa 1910. Reweaves.



The Craycraft Blue Field Hamadan Rug

The Craycraft Blue Field Hamadan Rug

Size: 224(h) x 116(w) cm / 7'4"(h) x 3'10"(w)

Region: West Asia - Persia - West Persia - Hamadan

Item Type: Rugs and Carpets - Runner/Long rug

Period / Date: 20th century - first quarter (1900 - 1924)

Main Color: Camel

This rug is woven in the usual Hamadan technique. The wefts are thicker than the wefts, and the warps bend from the heavier wefts. With one shot of heavier weft, the rug shows much white on the back.









Craycraft Camel Field Hamadan Rug

Craycraft Camel Field Hamadan Rug

Size: 224(h) x 116(w) cm / 7'4"(h) x 3'10"(w)

Region: West Asia - Persia - West Persia - Hamadan

Item Type: Rugs and Carpets - Runner/Long rug

Period / Date: 20th century - first quarter (1900 - 1924)

Main Color: Camel



19th c. Hamadan Persian Runner

19th c. Hamadan Persian Runner

West Persia. Approx. 290 x 124 cm. In good condition with sides overcast, ends slightly reduced. This belongs to an older group of Hamadan rugs distinctive for the camal skirt around the outer guard borders. This is seen in old Sarab rugs and then following that in Hamadan rugs.



Old Camel Border Hamadan Persian Long Rug

 Old Camel Border Hamadan Persian Long Rug

500 x 110cm. Blossom trees, deep blue ground, camel hair colored border.



Kurdish Persian Village Rug

Kurdish Persian Village Rug

Very attractive, thick pile rug, new Persian. Nice colors. None of the neon colors used in the post embargo Hamadans are very durable because, despite the low knot count, these rug are made with thick, heavy yarn of really good wool.

This rug is similar to a Hamadan but has a higher knot count that the Hamadan city rugs. This rug has better wool and a slightly more tribal look than the city Hamadans. This rug was woven in one of the Kurdish villages near Hamadan and uses the local wool.

20 year old Kurdish Village Rug. Hamadan, Persia 20th century.

3 foot by 5 foot.

Structure: Symmetrical knot. 6 knots per horizontal inch and 7 knots per vertical inch. 42 per square inch (651 per square decimeter)

Yarn Spin: Z.

Warp: Cotton, white.

Weft: Cotton 1 shots. white.

Pile: 2 Wool singles.

Ends: warp fringe.

Selvages: 2 cotton overcast with black wool.

Further Notes: Thick meaty handle, very substantial rug in as new condition. No holes, tears, rips or low spots. Very long pile.





1920 C. Herati Hamadan Rug

1920 Herati Hamadan Rug

This is very pretty decorative Hamadan rug from one of the East Coast's most prominent shop. This rug has low pile but should hold up well for years and fit in beautifully with fine furnishings. This piece dates to Circa 1920. All the dyes look good. It is a handmade pile weaving from Iran. It is handmade and in good condition.

Size: 3 foot 8 inch by 5 foot 7 inch.

Structure: Symmetrical knot. 6 knots per horizontal inch and 7 knots per vertical inch. 42 per square inch (651 per square decimeter)

Color: Dusty rose, royal blue, old ivory, silver, lemon, tangerine, sienna, tan.

Yarn Spin: Z.

Warp: Old ivory cotton.

Weft: 2 singles plum wool in one shot.

Pile: 2 wool singles.

Ends: Stabilized.

Selvages: 2 cord overcastting brown wool.

Further Notes: Good condition, low pile.





Hamadan Gallery Carpet late 19th 

Hamadan Gallery Carpet late 19th

West Persia, end of 19th century. 650 x 115 cm

A dense, flower-filled grid covers the camel-colored base of this ancient Hamadan Gallery. The wide, unpatterned, camel hair colored border is a characteristic feature of this provenance. Good condition.



Hamadan Rug Camel Ground 19th C.

Hamadan Rug Camel Ground 19th C.

Northwest Persia, last quarter 19th century, 12 ft. 10 in. x 7 ft. 7 in.





Hamadan Persian Rug

Hamadan Persian Rug

Hamadan Province, Persian. Early 20th century.

4 foot 5 inches by 6 foot 5 inch. (Not including fringe)

Structure: Symmetrical knot. 8 knots per horizontal inch and 8 knots per vertical inch. 64 per square inch (1163 per square decimeter) Not depressed.

Yarn Spin: Z.

Warp: Cotton, white.

Weft: Cotton 1 shots, blue cotton.

Pile: 2 Wool singles.

Ends: Warp fringe.

Selvages: overcast with black wool.

Further Notes: Solid substantial rug. No holes, tears, rips or low spots. Thick pile. Great color, no runs, paint, bleeding, etc. There may be one row of knots missing on the bottom end. The loss is not into the guard borders.





Kalajak village rug, Hamadan region

Kalajak village rug, Hamadan region

Northwest Persia about 1930. 6ft.9in. x 3ft.6in. 2.05m. x 1.07m.



Hussainabad Rug Circa 1995

Hussainabad Rug Circa 1995

Hussainabad rugs are some of the better village rugs from the Hamadan region. Hussainabad rugs are well made and durable, and this one has a higher knot count than average, This knot count is 3 times higher than many Hussainabad rugs and rivals the Enjilas in quality. Hussainabad is south of the city of Hamadan close to Malayir. Almost out of the Hamadan region.

3 foot 5 inch by 4 foot 11 inch.

Structure: Symmetrical knot. 12 knots per horizontal inch and 11 knots per vertical inch. 130 per square inch (2015 per square decimeter)

Yarn Spin: Z.

Warp: Cotton, white.

Weft: Cotton 1 shot. pink.

Pile: 2 Wool singles.

Ends: warp fringe.

Selvages: 2 cotton overcast with red wool.

Further Notes: Thick meaty handle, long pile (1/2 inch deep).





Sard Rud village Persian runner

Sard Rud village Persian runner

Hamadan area, Northwest Persia about 1930. 13ft.6in. x 3ft.5in. 4.12m. x 1.04m.



Sard Rud Persian rug

Sard Rud Persian rug

Greater Hamadan, Northwest Persia about 1920. 6ft. 4in. x 3ft.4in. 1.93m. x 1.02m. Low in places.





Saveh Hamadan Persian Rug

Saveh Hamadan Persian Rug

Northwest Persia about 1950. 6ft.8in. x 4ft.3in. 2.03m. x 1.30m.





Camel Field Floral Lattice Hamadan

Camel Field Floral Lattice Hamadan

Size: 215cm x 123cm / 7'1" x 4'0

Region: West Asia - Persia - West Persia - Hamadan

Item Type: Rugs and Carpets

Period / Date: 19th century - last quarter (1875 - 1899)



Persian Tajabad Oriental Rug

Persian Tajabad Oriental Rug

Size: (feet) 3'10X10'5 (cm) 317 x 118

Foundation: cotton

Pile: wool

Hand knotted 100 %

Made In Persia / Iran

City/Tribe of Origin: Tajabad

Condition: Semi-antique



Taleghan Rug 1900 - 1920 

Taleghan Rug 1900 - 1920

Type: Taleghan

Origin: Taleghan valley or Gharaghan district

Circa: 1900-25

Category: Persian rugs

Length: 207 cms

Width: 113 cms



Antique Karagos Long Rug Hamadan Province ca. 1890

Antique Karagos Long Rug Hamadan Province ca. 1890

Karagos rugs are very rare rugs from the Hamadan Province. West Persia, ca. 1890. Evenly low pile, repairs. 300 x 120 cm



Jozan Rug Hamadan Province C. 1930
Jozan Rug Hamadan Province C. 1930

Western Persia, region Hamadan. Circa 1930. Approx. 196 x 139 cm.

In Djosan, a small town south of Hamadan near Malayer, the carpets, which are always tied up there, mostly in the Dozar or Saronim format, resemble the Saroughs. The shield-shaped inner surface, marked with points and points, is densely filled with flowering branches. On it lies a large, bright red motif of analogous outline. Branches also cover the fray-colored corners, which are additionally emphasized by a diagonal light green motif. Sides and bottom finish original, upper finish minimally reduced. Very good overall condition.



Bibikabad carpet circa 1920

Bibikabad carpet circa 1920

Central Persia, circa 1920. Approximately 9ft 5in x 14ft 6in.



Antique Bibikabad rug

Antique Bibikabad rug

195x127 cm