is a broad region in Iran, and holds as a type an equally broad category
of rugs. Like most, the rug is named for the area where it is woven.
Although the actual name is a bit of a misnomer as the rugs actually
come from the villages surrounding Hamadan, and not the actual city.
Included in this family of rugs is the
This rug gets pegged as a very pretty older Hamadan, that I acquired
for a song. What's neat about it is it's almost cartoonish drawing.
35" by 80", it is evenly drawn, but big and exagerated. There
is some wear in the center of the field, but it is even and doesn't
overly distract from the visage. The fringe on both ends is not in the
best shape, most likely a sign of age. My guess is it's between 50 and
75 years old.
The colors are fairly warm, but I have almost no experience with the
pink and blue in this rug, so don't want to guess whether they are synthetic
or natural. If anyone has any thoughts feel free to forward them. I'll
try to get more pics up soon.