D0264: Semi-antique Borchalu, Bozchelu, 45″ x 65″
Age: ca. 1930
Region of origin: Eastern Hamadan region, Mongol tribal descent. Borchalu is only Hamadan village that produces curvilinear rugs.
Condition/Description:: Very good condition with crisp vegetable dyes, and gorgeous celedon blues and pistachio greens that are found only in old antique rugs. The deep, almost black, indigo in this rug is a difficult color to achieve and only the master dyers know how to get this almost black indigo to stay and NOT fade as a fugitive dye. (Fugitive dyes tend to fade to a grayish color.) This Borchalu is truly the ‘best of breed’. Good pile overall and complete sides and borders and original kilim end.