"Sarough Carpet Djosan Iran 147 X 105 Cm"Iranian carpet from Arak region, wool, circa 1950. Good condition.
Breakpoints and restored borders. Chain and weft: cotton.
Located to the south-west of Malayer, the djosans are inspired by the achievements of the Sarough carpets. Thanks to the quality of the water in this region, the washing of the wool makes it possible to obtain excellent results (shine and colors). This djosan zaronim format shows the remarkable work of artisans in this region.
The field of the carpet, on a navy blue background, consists of the patterns 'mahi' (rhombus) and 'boteh'. All around, two small 'herald' borders (flowers) surround a larger 'samovari' (turtle) border reminiscent of the Malayer carpets. Boteh: ancient motive with different meanings. It can represent the transformation of Zoroaster cypress, symbol of eternity, but also in drop of water, palm, tree. The term 'boteh' means 'flower bush' in Persian. There is a similarity with yin and yang.