Dilmaghani is just starting to offer a few of our beautiful Collection Rugs for sale. They are all Persian, Antique and Semi-Antique, collectable one-of-a-kind pieces.
Our founder began the family collection soon after he arrived in New York City in the 1920’s. This is a unique opportunity to invest in extraordinary works of art. Here are a few examples:
8 x 12 Persian Tabriz Medallion Rug
Medallion Tabriz, Red field, Dark Blue border. Size: 8'4" x 11'10". Origin: Persia (Iran). Approx Age: 90-100 yrs.
A striking medallion design with detailed and ornate floral designs on a rich red field. The dark blue border, flanked by light blue guards echoes the rich floral pattern of the medallion. Light blue corners feature subtle dragon mouth tips. The strength of color in this fine carpet is offset by the subtlety and intricacy of the floral patterns.
8 x 12 Persian Tabriz Pictorial Rug
Fine Semi-Antique Tabriz, Multi-Color. Size: 8'1" x 11'9". Origin: Iran. Weaver: Tabatabaie. Age: 50 yrs (1960’s).
A very lovely and unique pictorial “village scene” carpet depicting many aspects of everyday village and agrarian life. Border cameos reflect similar lifestyle scenes.
4 x 6 Caucasian Panel Design Rug
Antique Chi Chi (Cabistan), Dark Blue ground, Ivory border. Size: 3'7" x 5'6". Origin: Caucasus. Age: 100+ yrs.
Very unique 12 panel geometric design on a dark blue ground surrounded by ivory border.
Mind-set in viewing Oriental rugs. Sometimes, customers begin their search with specifying colors they do or do not want. Our suggestion is, when you look at a Dilmaghani Oriental rug, you are looking at a work of art. One color or another need not be a deciding factor, tho, if a specific dominates in the rug, it would be understandable. However, most beautiful Oriental rugs, the Dilmaghani Crown Kermans, the Dilmaghani Tabrizes, and the many “one-of-a-kinds” have a large palette of colors and hues.
Think of the array of colors as you would see a beautiful flower garden. The colors blend and compliment each other. Colors you may not think of going well together have been worked into designs for centuries and enrich the depth and beauty with their variety. Keep an open palette – and if, you can, start your decorating with your Dilmaghani rug!
Example from our inventory of large oriental area rugs gallery: 16′ x 24′ Large oversized Silk antique Persian Tabriz ca. 1870 attributed to Hadji Jalili workshop.
3rd quarter 19th century antique silk Persian Tabriz.
Extraordinarily large and oversized carpet from one of the finest areas in history of hand knotted Oriental rug production. A highly collectible, very rare, unique and desirable carpet with extraordinary history, decorative value and historic importance.
A testament to the finest in Persian carpet weaving, exhibiting unparalleled accuracy to two of the most famous and historic carpets in the world: The twin Ardabil carpets. While the 16th century predecessors are woolen pile, this 19th century version is constructed of silk. Around the time this carpet was woven, a revival movement of renown Safavid dynasty weaving was underway. The concept of creating this carpet was most definitely built around knowing original examples existed. Whether a celebration of 16th century originals or a custom order for a Palace, there is no question the designing and use of materials seen in this carpet were intended to meet or exceed the originals with a slight shift. The color palette would have been an extraordinarily unusual derivation from any norm of the era, featuring a most unique green field accented throughout with bright naturally dyed silk. An exquisite example far beyond tradition, while doing so in the effort to maintain a sacred art form as an adventurous, yet tasteful and timeless carpet.
Outside of the historical importance, design lineage akin to that of the famous Ardabil carpets, harmonious and unusual color motif, is also the considerable size of this carpet. Hand knotted with a silk pile and silk foundation, this is one of the largest, if not the largest, antique silk Carpets in the United States.
Simplistic use of color within the main medallion seems to render a placid decorative outlining. Yet the initially perceived simplicity is deceiving and unusually gravitating: The highly intricate shadow outlines linger in the mind while your eye continues to explore the overall motif further. Delicate tendrils scroll throughout the carpet, rhythmically interlacing the motif with harmonious complexity. Large Lanterns hang from either end of the medallion with extraordinary intricacy only attainable by true master weavers. Highly detailed border consisting of floral-filled cartouches, alternating with pomegranates buffered by an interlinking arabesque outer minor border and repeating cloudband inner. Accents of aqua blue, cranberry and ruby pink make this an unusual and highly decorative carpet. There are few who would dispute this carpet may be considered the most masterful ode to the Ardabil carpets in existence today.
Finished at the top of the carpet is an identical signature panel to the Ardabil carpets: Reading in ancient Persian “Except for thy haven, there is no refuge for me in this world. Other than here, there is no place for my head. The work of a servant of the Court, Maqsud of Kashan, 946″
Woven in similar dimensions, knot density, and design to that of the famous Ardabil Carpets located in LACMA and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London dated from the 16th century.