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Vintage Zanjan Northwest Persian, 68″ x 86″ D0263

$745.00

D0263: Vintage Zanjan Northwest Persian, Azeri, Qajar tribe Influence

Dim: 68″x 86″

Summary: Zanjan is a very old city. Archeological eviidence shows active salt mining in the area. Salt was an important trade commodity and was traded on the so-called “Silk Route” of which Zanjan was an important stop.

Remarks: In the Persian era, prior to the Russian invasion and conquest of the Caucasus, the Qajar tribe were both rulers and the dominant Persian tribe of the Caucasus. Following the Russian victory in the Caucasus in 1806 to 1828, the Shia Azeris of the Qajar tribe had to withdraw and  whole villages were transplanted into the Tabriz area, Zanjan, Qazvin, and Hamadan region. They brought their rug design and weaving techniques with them and for that reason, you see many Caucasus type elements in these rugs as well as elements of their new homeland.  As a result, many of the newer ones share similarity to the older ones, but also reflect the designs of the regions they relocated to.  Today,  Zanjan Province is populated primarily by Azeri Persians who are the descendents of the primarily Shia Azeris who withdrew from the Caucasus following the Russian conquest.

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D0263:  Vintage Zanjan  NW Persian

Dim: 68″ × 86″

Age: 1970’s

Condition: Very Good – overall good pile with some lower pile in the center medallion

Materials: Wool Pile on Cotton Foundation

Remarks: Beautiful area size NW Persian, Zanjan Hamadan region, Azeri tribe

Zanjan is a very old city. Archeological evidence shows active salt mining in the area. Salt was an important trade commodity and was traded on the so-called “Silk Route” of which Zanjan was an important stop.

Today Zanjan Province is populated mostly by Azeri Persians. These are the descendents of the primarily Shia Azeris who withdrew from the Caucasus from 1806 to 1828 after the Russian conquest of the Caucasus. Prior to this, during the Persian era, the Qajar tribes were both the rulers and the dominant tribe of the Caucasus.  When they had to withdraw, whole villages were transplanted into the Tabriz area, Zanjan, Qazvin, and Hamadan.

 

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Dimensions 86 × 68 in
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