Antique Persian Lilihan Rugs and Carpets

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Beautiful Collection Of Antique Persian Lilihan Rugs and Carpets

Lilihan Rugs - Produced south of the city of Arak by Armenians in Persia, Lilihan rugs are known for their design. Traditionally designed with a curvilinear lattice with traditional floral motifs these rugs also feature geometric designs. The primary characteristic of Lilihan rugs is the abundant use of pink although khaki and brown ornament the salamander background. Made with a long pile, these rugs are often mid-sized and favored by American tastes.

The visually stunning Lilihan rug is a favorite due to its durability, longer pile, and vibrant colors. These Persian rugs are crafted by the Armenians in the Lilihan area, which is south of the city of Arak in Iran.

The distinguishing characteristic of Lilihan rugs and carpets is the rose color weft. Rose is the dominant color, but occasionally khakis or browns are seen. They are beautifully adorned with curvilinear patterns with floral motifs; however geometric patterns are sometimes used. In order to attract the American market, some Lilihans woven prior to World War II were washed and painted. This process caused the rugs to wear more quickly.

The Lilihan rugs are woven using the sturdy Hamadan (single weft) weave and using a symmetrical (Turkish) knot. The warp is usually cotton, and the weft can be made of cotton or fine wool. They are coarsely but tightly flat woven, which makes them extremely durable. The Lilihan rugs closely resemble Sarouk rugs with an all-over pattern on a red or pink field, but unlike the Sarouks, they have a single weft construction. They come in a wide range of sizes, and the quality of these rugs can vary considerably.

With their velvety surface, distinctive colors, and exceptional detail, the long-wearing Lilihan rugs are an extraordinary work of art. Skillfully hand-woven by masters of their craft, these beautiful antique rugs will stand the test of time by lasting for many years to come.

Everything You Want to Know About Lilihan Rugs from Persia
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3 Rugs Found in Lilihan Rugs

Antique Persian Lilihan Rug 43998

Style: Lilihan Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 2 ft x 4 ft
          (0.61 m x 1.22 m)


  • $1,600.00
Charming bird motifs and segmented rosettes woven in a contrasting shade of burnt sienna decorate the royal blue field of this antique carpet from Lilihan.

Antique Persian Lilihan Rug 44026

Style: Lilihan Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 2 ft 6 in x 5 ft
          (0.76 m x 1.52 m)


  • $1,000.00
Charming, well-defined stacked medallions decorate this delightful antique Lilihan rug creating a pattern that evokes the heritage and style of district weavers.

Antique Lilihan Persian Rug 43841

Style: Lilihan Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 2 ft 7 in x 24 ft 10 in
          (0.79 m x 7.57 m)
Well-defined floral motifs woven in a contrasting combination of burnt sienna and oxidized Persian blue decorate this classic Lilihan runner.

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