Babak's Oriental Carpets
1 in stock
Size: 6'10" x 4'5"
Woven by Kurdish nomads and by peasants between Hamadan and Farahan, the rugs are traded through Hamadan. Old and antique Goltogs are prized by connoisseurs and sought after by collectors. Both old and modern rugs are similar to Bidjar pieces in palette and quality. Many experts ascribe these carpets to the Sanjan area because of their toughness and their designs. Almost all the rugs offered are between 1 x 1.50 m (3f't. 3in. x 5 ft.) in width and 1.5 x 2.2 m (5 ft. x 7 ft. 3 in.) in length. Both the warp and weft are usually of cotton. A minority, made with wool foundations, tends to be more loosely constructed. The majority of pieces have a hard, stiff handle, like Bidjar rugs. The Turkish knot is used, coarse to medium fine, i.e. up to 130 knots per square inch. The thick, strong, rather brush-like wool pile is cut short.
Goltogs offer starkly contrasting patterns in, blue and brown shades, on mostly dark blue fields. Green, yellow, black and white, are sparingly introduced. Pink, orange and other 'artistically fashionable' colours are used in the newer carpets. All the rugs of this province strongly resemble one another in colour and style. They are dominated by a flat hexagon more or less densely filled with polygons. Borders are generally broad, with geometric flower and leaf motifs and are sometimes accompanied by multiple guard stripes. In older pieces the patterns of the central motif are repeated in the borders.
Price Range and Value:
Goltogs are very independently designed rugs of high functional value and very hard wearing. Old art antique pieces are rare and are prized by connoisseurs.