Jasper52 auction offers colorful variety of handmade rugs Dec. 26

Persian Kashmar, semi-antique rug, ZirKhaki pattern, 100 percent natural dyes, wool pile, hand- knotted in Iran, 35-40 years old, 9ft. 9in. x 13ft. 5in. Estimate: $1,300-$1,500. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Dozens of handmade rugs in a variety of types and sizes will be offered for sale in a Jasper52 online auction Dec. 26. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

The auction will open with a big, beautiful semi-antique Persian Kashmar rug in the ZirKhaki pattern (above). Woven about 35 to 40 years ago in Iran, this masterpiece is composed of wool pile colored with all-natural dyes.

Tabriz rugs are made in and around the city of Tabriz in northwest Persia. Tabriz rugs are usually woven on cotton bases and have wool piles. One such an example is the room-size garden design Tabriz Pak Persian rug (below) in the Jasper52 auction. Made in Iran, it has 300 knots per square inch.

Garden design Tabriz Pak Persian handmade Oriental rug, 300 knots per square inch, made in Iran 9ft. 5in. x 12ft. 5in, wool with cotton. Estimate: $1,800-$2,000. Jasper52 image. Jasper52 image

Persian Kashan rugs are found in a wide variety of patterns and color combinations and are made in both Iran and Pakistan. Kashan rugs are named after the Persian city of Kashan, where the design originated. These rugs usually contain a medallion on a Shah Abbas field – a series of curvilinear floral forms, creating a garden-like background. A fine semi-antique room-size Kashan rug in the Jasper52 auction is wool pile with a cotton base.

Semi-antique Persian Kashan hand-knotted rug, made in Iran, 9 ft. 7in. x 13 ft. 2in., wool and cotton. Estimate: $1,800-$2,000. Jasper52 image

Mahal rugs, named after the city Mahallat in Southwestern Iran, have been made in several countries. The beautiful Indo-Mahal rug in the Jasper52 image is oversized – about 12 by 18 feet. It is hand-knotted wool pile on a cotton base.

Hand-knotted Indo Mahal pure wool Oriental Rug, made in India, 12ft. 1in. x 18ft. 4in., wool with cotton. Estimate: $1,800-$2,000. Jasper52 image

For a change of pace from traditional Persian rugs, the auction offers a nice selection of modern designs. Made in India, a room-size Nepali-style rug is based on a European design.

Hand-knotted pure wool European design Nepali Oriental Rug, made in India, 9ft. x 11ft. 9in, wool and cotton. Estimate: $900-$1,000. Jasper52 image

There was a high demand for Art Deco rugs in the mid-20th century. Many high-quality pieces were made in Turkey, such as the fine example in the Jasper52 auction (below).

Art Deco rug 6ft. x 9ft. x 6in., made in Turkey, wool. Estimate: $500-$600. Jasper52 image

In addition to room-size rugs, the auction also offers many small rugs and runners.