Gorgeous pictorial Isfahan rug made by Sadegh Seirafian.
This Isfahan rug is one of several genuine Seirafian artpieces that we purchased from the family of a business partner of the Seirafian family and it is about 70 years. Made by Sadegh Seirafian, who is one of the 7 sons of the masterweaver Seirafian, it is in excellent condition and features about 900kpsi. The Seirafian family is one of the best known Persian rug weavers and the most respected rug makers of Isfahan.
Sadegh Seirafian started making rugs after he finished school in the 50's and joined his fathers rug business. Here we have a rare genuine piece that has been part of a private collection and we were thrilled to be able to aquire it along with some other incredible pieces. The quality and workmanship pretty much speaks for itself when the Seirafian name is used in conjunction with Isfahan rugs and it is becoming more and more difficult to find pristine rugs made by the original sons. Many of the new Seirafian rugs are now made by the third generation (grand-children of Grandmaster Seirafian) and while they are also very fine Isfahan pieces, they lack the quality and respect that the older pieces have and are much more common.
This Seirafian Isfahan rug features a pictorial design and is signed by Sadegh Seirafian himself. As with most Seirafian rugs, the signature is added to the large kelim area under the rug and the pile is made of very fine wool on a silk foundation. Even though this rug is about 70 years old, it is in excellent condition and there are no damages. The dyes have of course aged over the decades, which give it the naturally aged look and one of the more interesting features of this rug is the size, which is very rare. This Isfahan has a size that is out of the norm and it is something that is more commonly found in older rugs than in new pieces. The focus of pictorial rugs like this piece has always been on hanging them on walls and in the old days, this size was preferred over the smaller ones. In all, this is a rare chance to find an authetic Sadegh Seirafian Isfahan rug is this condition and price.