A stunning Avakian Brothers Persian Heriz style area rug made in Iran. This beautiful piece is hand-crafted from 100% virgin wool pile and boasts an intricate design in shades of red, blue, yellow and green with all natural dyes. The back has original tag (slightly faded) “Avakian Brother Inc. Made in Iran 100% Virgin Wood Pile”. There is wear to the rug and it shows signs of age, but no holes or fabric missing. This rug was purchased from the original Avakian Brothers Rug Shop in New York City in 1924 and has the label to prove it. . It is 12′ x 10′ and family legend has it that this carpet was purchased from the estate of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels in 1969. There is no documentation to back this claim up, but one can easily imagine such a large fine carpet gracing the famous socialite and activists home on Knob Hill.