Country of Origin: Southern Iran
Condition: Very Good (Excellent for its age)
Size: 3'4" x 9'8"
Content: 100% Wool on a cotton base
Age: circa 1950s
Suggested Retail Price: $1250
Short Story Long:
Kelims (which translated from Farsi means "flatweave") are very versatile. They are a thick and sturdy textile, but they aren't as stiff as pile rugs, so you can do a whole lot more than just walk on them. You can drape them over a footstool or at the end of bed, or you can cut them up and make them into pillows or upholstered pieces.
This particular Kelim is exquisite, with a soft patina from decades of life. Purple and yellow hues have faded into warm earth tones that will match with any zen-like decor. The condition of the kelim is wonderful, and would be great for everyday use. Put this in a hallway or layer it over seagrass rugs (behind a sofa, perhaps) for a sophisticated look. In Dark Knight Rises, the Catwoman had Kelims all over her apartment. She has excellent taste, and so can you!
If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or good jokes, please feel free to contact me! I'm a rug expert in training with access to plenty of rug gurus, so if you have any rug related questions at all, please feel free to hit me up for info.