Persian Hamadan rug with red background and floral motif; measures approximately 3'8 x 11'9"; in Fair overall condition with general wear and fading throughout. Hamadan is a center for trading with carpets that are manufactured in the hundreds from nearby villages and cities. They are easily recognized with their typical patterns and sizes. The patterns are varying and the medallion as well as carpets with repeated patterns occur. Among individual patterns the Herati is the most common pattern. The carpets are manufactured with a ropy, shiny and often natural dyed hand-spun yarn, that provides a very durable surface and beautiful color scale. Common for all these carpets is that they are nowadays made on a cotton warp with one weft. The patterns are mostly geometrical, but floral motifs also occur. Materials and design can be of varying quality.