This Shahsavan kilim was handwoven during the second quarter of the 20th century (1925-1950) in Northwest Iran. This wide runner features a beautifully simple design of organically drawn red and blue stripes with wavy movement and wonderful abrash (natural dye variation). Subtle candy striped lines of red and ivory are intermittently brocaded over the top. The border consists of a reciprocating pawns motif made of ivory and brown where at some points the bands from the field flow into the border. Wear is consistent with age.