Rug of the Month
In the region of Tabriz in Northwest Persia during the late 1800s there was a Master Weaver by the name of Haji Jalili. Haji Jalili produced some of the finest hand knotted rugs ever to come out of Persia. These rugs were made using exquisite wool with knot counts upwards of 200 knots per square inch. The magnificent details and stunning colors made these rugs prize possessions among collectors, and the original Haji Jalili's (now antiques) are dificult to find these days.
Indo Haji Jalili
This particular rug is 5x8 but can be found in various sizes.
Today, many weavers are reproducing this fine rug. This particular Haji Jalili was made in India. It is reminiscent of the original Haji Jalilis with wonderfully soft and lustrous wool, a knot count of approximately 200 knots per square inch and low cut pile. This particular rug was woven using an antique beige base and has details in colors of gold, brown, navy and gray. This rug can be found in our showroom.
As you can see, the modern Haji Jalili (above) has several of the same characteristics as the antique Haji Jalilis (below) They have the same attention to detail with an amazing assortment of designs in the field and the borders. Field colors tend to be neutral with bold detail colors of blues and rusts. These rugs have a very rich look about them given the high quality materials used and the expert craftsmanship.