|Size in feet ||13'9" x 10'4"|
|Size in meters||4.19 x 3.15|
|Pile (Fiber & Yarns Used)||100% Pure Lamb's Wool|
|Type of fabrication||Hand-knotted with Turkish knots (Ghiordes)|
|Country Made In||Iran (Central Asia)|
|Condition||Excellent (Brand New)|
|Available In Other Sizes||Yes, upon special request|
|Carpet ID||K291193|A Brief History of Yalameh Carpets
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Sizes are approximate. Photographs are not necessarily exact for color.
New rugs are of the highest quality in their category and are handpicked overseas by the Bashir family.
Yalameh is a well-known name in tribal Persian rug weaving. Carpets referred to as Yalamehs are made in the south-western part of the Chahar Mahal district in Iran. Their weavings are made with motifs and techniques that are derived from all the southern Persian nomadic tribes (mostly Turkish) with colors that are somehow brighter than the tribal rugs. Stylistically they reveal similarities with Luri, Bakhtiari and Qashqai carpets. Natural vegetable dyes are widely used. Their colors are usually bright and punchy even though there are some rugs in dark tones. The colors on Yalamehs are limited and rarely exceed 10 shades. Deep and light reds, cedilla blues, yellow and gold, are the colours found in most Yalamehs. These rugs are made of wool with fine knotting. Knot count in Yalameh rugs is between 25-35 Raj (Raj: knot counts in a row of 7.5 cm) and the finest pieces are woven in a village called Aliabad. The wool used is locally produced and famous for its soft and silky texture which gives the rugs a beautiful shine. The most usual pattern comprises columns of diamond-shaped medallions with hooked or jagged contours. The field is densely decorated with tiny designs such as eight-pointed stars, rosettes, stylized humana or animal figures similar to those found in Qashqai and Abadeh rugs. Yalamehs carpets generally do not exceed over 300 x 200 cm in size. Until recent days most Yalameh carpets were woven on horizontal looms, but these days you see many upright looms in Yalameh homes as these take up less space in the room.