Antique Persian garden panel rug with a motif that displays cypress trees, small stylized birds, vines and flowers. Amazing colors including burnt orange, yellow, ivory and blue.
This carpet was woven by a Bakhtiari tribal weaver in a village in western Iran.
Condition is good with a some scattered wear on the wool pile. Despite the moderate wear, the rug has no holes or weak spots, and has many decades of life left in it.
Fringes and side cords are in excellent condition.
The rug can be used in a high foot traffic area without concern. Last photo with Morgan silver dollar shows the backside of the carpet.
“O, you painters who seek to know color, study carpets and therein you will find all knowledge.” –Paul Gauguin
The garden panel motif is also known as a ‘khesti’ motif, and dates back several centuries in Iran. The Bakhtiari are masters of the design but it is also woven by the Luri and the Qashqai, and occasionally in the cities of Qom and Tabriz.
Exact size is 10 ft. 1 in. by 5 ft. 1 in. Wool pile on cotton warp. 1930s – 1940s.
The Bakhtiari tribe, numbering 800,000, inhabit an area of 67,000 sq. km that straddles the central Zagros Mountains in Iran. Although only about a third of the tribe is nomadic (the rest are settled agriculturists), the nomads embody the Bakhtiari cultural ideals.
Shipping will be $34 within the continental U.S.
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