Haji Jalili Persian Rugs, One of the Most Sought After By Interior Designers & Rug Collectors

Haj Jalili Rug
Rare Antique Exquisitly detailed Haji Jalili Rug offered exclusively by Nejad Rugs

The world of Persian rugs is rich with history and artistry, with certain
names echoing as symbols of unparalleled craftsmanship and cultural
heritage. Among these esteemed names is Haji Jalili, renowned for creating
some of the most exquisite carpets from the Tabriz region in Iran. These
rugs are not only masterpieces of weaving but are also considered
significant investments, cherished by collectors and designers around the

The Historical Roots of Haji Jalili Rugs

Haj Jalili Rug
Antique Persian Tabriz Haji Jalili c. 1880 – 9′ 4″ x 12′ 5″ Offered by Nejad Rugs

Haji Jalili is best known for his innovative approach in the late 19th
century, particularly in the city of Tabriz, located in Northwest Iran.
This region, with its deep-rooted history in carpet weaving, provided a
fertile ground for Jalili’s creative genius. He was a master weaver and
designer who introduced sophisticated designs and a softer palette than
was traditionally used in Persian rugs. His contributions have left a
lasting impact, making Haji Jalili rugs some of the most sought-after
antiques in the market today.

Craftsmanship and Design Elements

Haj Jalili Rug
Nejad #988072 Antique genuine Persian Haj Jalili Rug c. 1850 – 7′ 3″ x 10′

What sets Haji Jalili rugs apart are their intricate designs and the
quality of materials used. Typically, these rugs feature a dense weave,
often with a knot density that allows for intricate detailing in design.
The wool used is usually of high quality, with a lustrous finish that
enhances the depth of color. The designs are often floral, with a central
medallion and a series of borders containing elaborate motifs that speak
to the natural beauty of the Persian landscape.

Haj Jalili Rug
A fine antique Haji Jalili Tabriz carpet approx. 15ft. 4in. x 10ft. 11in. | Christie’s

The color palette in Haji Jalili rugs is particularly notable for its
subtlety and range, including earth tones, soft pastels, and muted
indigos. These colors are achieved through natural dyes, which contribute
to the rug’s overall harmony and visual appeal, making each piece unique.

Rarity and Value

Haj Jalili Rug
Haji Jalili Tabriz carpet c. 1900 w/ tree of life design approx. 24′ x 18′ | Christie’s

Due to their age, beauty, and the meticulous craftsmanship required to
create them, Haji Jalili rugs are exceedingly rare. This rarity adds to
their value, making them not just home decorations but significant
investments. Collectors and enthusiasts seek out these rugs for their
historical significance, artistic quality, and investment potential, often
considering them heirlooms.

Haji Jalili Rugs in Traditional Upscale Interiors

Haj Jalili Rug
Haji-Jalili Tabriz carpet Northwest Persia c. 1880 approx. 13ft. x 9ft.8in. | Christie’s

Designers specializing in traditional and upscale interiors frequently
utilize Haji Jalili rugs to add a touch of elegance and history to a space.
These rugs work beautifully with antique furnishings, complementing wood
grains and classical architectural elements. The intricate designs and
subtle colorations of Haji Jalili rugs make them versatile for various
design schemes, providing a focal point or a harmonious backdrop to
luxury interiors.

Nejad Rugs in Doylestown, PA

Haj Jalili Rug
An antique Haji-Jalili Tabriz carpet 13ft. x 9ft.5in.(396cm. x 286cm.) | Christie’s

For those interested in owning a piece of this historic artistry, Nejad Rugs
in Doylestown, PA, offers an extensive inventory of investment-level antique
rugs, including Haji Jalili orientals. Their vast inventory is known for its
breadth and quality, attracting buyers from across the country who seek
authentic, well-preserved examples of Persian weaving. Nejad Rugs ensures
that each Haji Jalili rug is presented with respect to its historical and
artistic value, providing potential buyers with not only a rug but a piece
of art that holds a story and an era within its threads.


Haj Jalili Rug
Haji Jalili style Tabriz carpet Northwest Persia c. 1880 approx. 374 by 285cm | Sotheby’s

Haji Jalili Persian rugs represent a pinnacle of Persian carpet weaving.
The delicate balance of artistic design, historical significance, and
masterful craftsmanship in these rugs make them not just decorative
elements but profound cultural statements. As prized possessions in the
world of art and design, they continue to inspire and captivate with their
beauty and historical depth. Whether you are a collector, a designer, or
someone who appreciates fine art, the legacy of Haji Jalili’s rugs offers
a timeless appeal that transcends generations.

Hand-Knotted Wool Rugs with Geometric Designs: Perfect for Vermont Décor

M007RTIY Pepperdil Rug from Nejad
Nejad’s High-quality Hand-knotted 100% Wool pile Rugs with Geometric Design

Vermont, known for its captivating landscapes that change with the seasons, offers
a unique setting that demands equally exquisite home décor to match its natural
beauty. In the realm of interior design, one of the most effective ways to mirror
Vermont’s rustic charm and earthy tones is through the use of high-quality hand-
knotted wool rugs with geometric designs. These rugs not only enhance the aesthetic
of a home but also offer durability and functionality, making them a practical
choice for the wear and tear of everyday life.

The Essence of Vermont in Hand-Knotted Rugs

M007NYIY Pepperdil Rug
Rugs with Geometric Patterns in Earth Tones seamlessly blend with Rustic Decor

When choosing rugs for a Vermont home, it is crucial to consider designs that reflect
the state’s natural environment. Rugs with geometric patterns in earth tones
seamlessly blend with rustic decor, enhancing the room’s warmth and comfort. The
intricate patterns and rich, muted colors of these rugs draw inspiration from the
serene landscapes of Vermont, perfectly complementing wooden furniture and stone
fireplaces commonly found in local homes.

A Tale of Two Perfect Rugs: Nejad’s Creations in Woodstock, Vermont

M006AIRT Rustic Mahal Rug from Nejad’s Signature Heirloom Collection

In Woodstock, Vermont, a town renowned for its lush terrain and vibrant seasonal
colors, a discerning couple found their perfect rug match through Nejad Rugs. With
over 40 years of experience, Nejad Rugs has honed the art of connecting clients
with pieces that resonate with their living spaces and aesthetic preferences.

Nejad M007AIEM Pepperdil Rug
M007AIEM Pepperdil Rug from Nejad’s Signature Heirloom Collection

The clients first chose Nejad’s rug M006 Mahal in a 9’x12′ size, featuring a soft ivory
background and a rust border. This rug’s subtle yet inviting color scheme makes it a
versatile base for any room, reflecting the soft hues of Vermont’s early autumn. The
geometric patterns are understated, providing a sophisticated backdrop that doesn’t
overwhelm the space.

M007 Pepperdil Rug in room setting
Rug features a rich green border evoking the verdant greenery of Vermont Summers

Complementing the Mahal, they selected Nejad’s M007 Pepperdil in a 6’x9’ size for their
living room, which shares the same high-quality weave and attention to detail. This rug
features an antique ivory background framed by a rich green border, evoking the
verdant greenery of Vermont’s summers. Together, these rugs create a cohesive look
throughout their home, maintaining a balance between elegance and the rustic charm
of their surroundings.

Nejad M007 Pepperdil Hall Runner
M007AIEM Pepperdil Hall Runner from Nejad’s Signature Heirloom Collection

Why Choose Nejad’s Hand-Knotted Wool Rugs?

Nejad M006NYRT Rustic Mahal Rug
M006NYRT Rustic Mahal Rug from Nejad’s Signature Heirloom Collection

The choice of hand-knotted wool rugs is not just about aesthetics; it’s also about
investing in quality. Nejad’s rugs are known for their durability and ease of
maintenance, making them suitable for high traffic areas. Wool’s natural properties
also contribute to warmth and sound insulation, enhancing the comfort and tranquility
of a home.

Nejad M006 Mahal Rug in Living Room
M006NYRT Rustic Mahal Rug from Nejad’s Signature Heirloom Collection

Moreover, wool rugs are eco-friendly, aligning with the values of many Vermont
residents who prioritize sustainability. The natural fibers are biodegradable
and sourced in ways that can be more environmentally conscious than synthetic

Nejad M006 Mahal Rug in Living Room
M006NYRT Rustic Mahal Rug from Nejad’s Signature Heirloom Collection


M006RTNY Rustic Mahal Rug from Nejad
M006RTNY Rustic Mahal Rug from Nejad’s Signature Heirloom Collection

For those residing in or inspired by the picturesque settings of Vermont,
integrating hand-knotted wool rugs with geometric designs into your home decor
is not merely a style choice—it’s a lifestyle one. Nejad Rugs’ expertly crafted
pieces exemplify how a carefully chosen rug can transform a space, reflecting
both the external environment and the homeowners’ personal style. Whether you
reside in the bustling streets of Burlington or the secluded paths of Woodstock,
a Nejad rug can be the cornerstone that ties your home’s design to the natural
beauty of Vermont.

Woodstock, Vermont

Woodstock, Vermont

Woodstock, Vermont is the county seat of Windsor County with a population of just
over 3,000 – including the villages of Woodstock, South Woodstock, Taftsville,
and West Woodstock. It was named after Woodstock in Oxfordshire, England, as a
homage to both Blenheim Palace and its owner, George Spencer, 4th Duke of
Marlborough. The town was first settled in 1768 by James Sanderson and his family.
In 1776, Joab Hoisington built a gristmill, followed by a sawmill, on the south
branch of the Ottauquechee River. The town was incorporated in 1837.

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M006RTNY Rustic Mahal Hall Runner from Nejad’s Signature Heirloom Collection

Woodstock developed rapidly once the war ended in 1783. Factories made scythes and
axes,carding machines, and woolens. There was a machine shop and gunsmith shop.
Manufacturers also produced furniture, wooden wares, window sashes and blinds.
Carriages, horse harnesses, saddles, luggage trunks and leather goods were also
manufactured. By 1875, the Woodstock Railroad opened to White River Junction,
carrying freight and tourists.

The Woodstock Inn
The Woodstock Inn – Originally opened in 1892

The economy is now largely driven by tourism – Woodstock has the 20th highest per-
capita income of Vermont towns. The seasonal presence of wealthy second-home
owners from cities such as Boston and New York has contributed to the town’s
economic vitality. The town’s central square, called the Green, is bordered by
restored late Georgian, Federal Style, and Greek Revival houses. The cost of real
estate in the district adjoining the Green is among the highest in the state.
Woodstock maintains a free community wi-fi internet service that covers most of
the village of Woodstock, dubbed “Wireless Woodstock”.

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M007RTIY Pepperdil Rug from Nejad’s Signature Heirloom Collection

In his City Life: Urban Expectations in a New World, Canadian author and architect
Witold Rybczynski extensively analyzes the layout of the town and the informal and
unwritten rules which determined it. According to Rybczynski, the overall plan
seems to have been dictated by the site itself: a narrow, flat valley hemmed in by
the sweeping curve of the Ottauqueechee River on one side and a small creek on the
other. The green was laid out lengthwise on the narrow peninsula between the river
and the creek, allowing for many plots to have rear gardens running down to the
riverbank… This is a subtle sort of urban design, but it is design, design that
proceeds not from a predetermined master plan, but from the process of building
itself. Rybczynsk points out that there is no zoning in Woodstock, and “buildings
with different functions sat – and still sit today – side by side on the same
streets”, with practical exceptions such as the slaughterhouse and the gasworks.

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M007NYIY Pepperdil Rug from Nejad’s Signature Heirloom Collection

The Rockefellers have had an enormous impact on the overall character of the town
as it exists today. They helped preserve the 19th century architecture and the
rural feel. In the late 1960s they tore down the landmark Woodstock Inn, a
Victorian treasure reconstructed in 1892 from the old Eagle Hotel, which served
as a center point for the town, and built a charming neo-colonial edifice farther
back from the street. Laurance and Mary French Rockefeller also had the village’s
power lines buried underground. To protect their ridgeline views, the town
adopted an ordinance creating a Scenic Ridgeline District in order to protect
the aesthetics and the views of the town. It was updated in 2007.

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M007NYIY Pepperdil Stair Runner from Nejad’s Signature Heirloom Collection

Woodstock was named “The Prettiest Small Town in America” by the Ladies Home Journal
magazine, and in 2011, North and South Park Street and one block of Elm Street won
an award for great streetscape by the American Planning Association’s “Great Places
in America” program. APA looks at street form and composition, street character and
personality and the overall street environment and sustainable practices.

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M007NYIY Pepperdil Stair Runner from Nejad’s Signature Heirloom Collection

Geography and Climate

Woodstock has a total area of 44.6 square miles of which 44.4 square miles is land
and 0.27 square miles or 0.63%, is water.The Ottauquechee River flows through the
town. This climatic region – classified as Humid Continental Climate – is typified
by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot summers and notably
cold winters.

Vermont Map featuring Woodstock, Vermont

Woodstock is a 3-hour drive from Boston and is 250 miles from New York City.
Woodstock is crossed by US Route 4, Vermont Route 12 and Vermont Route 106
and is easily accessible via car or plane to Rutland or Lebanon Airports. The
closest regular public transportation hubs are in White River Junction 12
miles east and Rutland 48 miles west.

State of Vermont Coat of Arms

Vermont: Introduction and Historical Highlights

Known as the Green Mountain State, Vermont is located in the New England region of
the Northeastern United States. It borders Massachusetts to the south, New Hampshire
to the east, New York to the west, and Canada to the north. As of the 2020 U.S.
census, the state had a population of 643,503, ranking it the second least-populated
U.S. state and it’s capital, Montpelier, the least populous U.S. state capital.

Conference Room Rug Nejad
M006RTNY Rustic Mahal oversize Rug from Nejad’s Signature Heirloom Collection

During the 17th century, French colonists claimed the territory as part of the
Kingdom of France’s colony of New France. After the Kingdom of Great Britain began
to settle colonies to the south along the Atlantic coast, the two nations competed
in North America: after being defeated in 1763 in the Seven Years’ War, France
ceded its territory east of the Mississippi River to Great Britain. An approximate
2% remnant of French speakers persists to the present day.

The Battle of Bennington was fought on August 16, 1777. A combined American force
under General John Stark, attacked and defeated the Hessian forces at Hoosick, New
York, just across the border from Bennington. British General John Burgoyne never
recovered from this loss and eventually surrendered the remainder of the 6,000-man
force at Saratoga, New York, on October 17 of that year. The battle of Bennington is
considered a crucial turning point in the Revolutionary War and represents the first
major defeat of a British army. The anniversary of this battle – Bennington Battle
Day – is celebrated in Vermont as a legal holiday.

Post-war – Vermont continued to govern itself as a sovereign entity issuing its own
coinage and operating a national postal service. A petition for statehood was
officially sanctioned and approved by an Act of Congress in 1791 – thus making
Vermont the 14th state and the first state to enter the Union after the original
13. In November of 1858, Under the Act “To Secure Freedom to All Persons Within
This State,” slavery was officially outlawed less than three years before the
American Civil War.

Antique Kilims – A Rich Representation of Art & Culture

Antique Turkish Anatolian Kilim
Antique kilims from Anatolia, Persia, and Russia are not only a wonderful choice
for adding beautiful colors and design to your décor, they are also living
representations of the cultures and traditions that created them. As “Floor
Art” their weave techniques, colors, and motifs tell stories of the people,
their beliefs, and their lives.
Nejad Showroom
Nejad Rugs in historic Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, offers one of the
most important collections of antique oriental rugs & kilims in the United States.
Whether you are a collector, a decor enthusiast, or someone who appreciates the
beauty and history of kilims, the collection at Nejad Rugs is sure to inspire and

Weave Techniques

Bessarabian Kilim Eastern Europe
The weaving techniques of kilims vary significantly across Anatolia, Persia, and
Russia, each adapting to the local environment and available materials. Anatolian
kilims, for example, are known for their slit weave technique, which involves
weaving tight vertical slits into the rug for color separation. This technique
allows for the creation of sharp patterns and is particularly suited to the
geometric designs common in these rugs.
Kilim Motifs - Ram's Horns
Persian kilims, on the other hand, often use a combination of flat weaving and
embroidery, adding texture and depth to their designs. This hybrid technique
results in a more diverse palette of patterns, from the floral to the geometric,
allowing for intricate detailing.
Central Anatolian Prayer Kilim
Russian kilims, especially those from the Caucasus region, are distinctive for
their sumak weave. This technique involves wrapping wefts over the warps, creating
a herringbone-like pattern that adds strength and texture to the rug. This method
allows for detailed and complex designs, often featuring bold, geometric patterns.

Colors and Dye Processes

Geometric Kilim Burano Collection
The colors in kilims are not just for decoration; they carry meanings and symbolize
various aspects of life, such as happiness, protection, and fertility. Traditionally,
the dyes used were natural, derived from plants, minerals, and sometimes insects. In
Anatolia, madder root was commonly used for reds, indigo for blues, and walnut shells
for browns and blacks. These natural dyes give Anatolian kilims their rich, warm tones.
Aydinli Kilim South Ceentral Anatolia
Persian kilims often feature a vibrant palette, utilizing a wider range of natural
dyes. The introduction of synthetic dyes in the late 19th century brought brighter
colors, but many weavers continue to prefer traditional methods for their depth and
quality of color.
Ghudjeri Kilim Uzbekistan
Russian kilims, particularly those from the southern regions, display a restrained color
scheme, often dominated by reds and blues. The use of natural dyes, especially those
derived from local flora, is prevalent, giving these kilims a distinctive, earthy palette.

Design Motifs and Their Meaning

Sarkoy Prayer Kilim
The motifs in kilims are deeply symbolic, each with its own story and significance. In
Anatolia, common motifs include the ram’s horn, symbolizing masculinity and power; the
hands-on-hips motif, representing motherhood and fertility; and the evil eye, offering
protection against bad luck.
Antique Persian Kilim Senneh
Persian kilims are replete with floral motifs, each with its own symbolism. Roses signify
love and mystery, while the tree of life represents eternal life. Animals are also common
motifs, with each creature carrying its own symbolic weight; for example, lions for power
and peacocks for immortality.
Ghudjeri Kilim Uzbekistan
Russian kilims often feature motifs inspired by the natural world, with a particular
emphasis on symbols of protection and prosperity. Geometric patterns, such as the
diamond, symbolize the female form and fertility, while animals and birds are believed
tooffer protection and good luck to the household.
Antique Turkish Kilim
Antique kilims from Anatolia, Persia, and Russia are not merely artifacts of the past;
they are living representations of the cultures and traditions that created them. Their
weave techniques, colors, and motifs tell stories of the people, their beliefs, and their
lives. Nejad Rugs in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, offers a gateway to exploring
these beautiful and meaningful textiles, providing a touchpoint for those interested in the
rich tapestry of history they represent. Whether you are a collector, a decor enthusiast,
or someone who appreciates the beauty and history of kilims, the collection at Nejad Rugs
is sure to inspire and fascinate.

By understanding the intricacies of these kilims, we gain insight into the diverse cultures
and histories of the regions they come from. These rugs do more than adorn floors; they
weave the rich tapestries of human history and culture into the fabric of our daily lives.