• Bakhtiari Garden Khesti Rug
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Large Persian Antique Bakhtiari Garden Rug – 10 ft. 8 in. by 7 ft.


Classic antique Persian garden panel rug motif with stylized flowers, garden scenes, and stately cypress trees.

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Classic antique Persian garden panel rug motif with stylized flowers, garden scenes, and stately cypress trees.

This is the traditional version of the garden rug with tile windows, elegant borders, and repeating rustic scenes of nature and floral splendor.

Dyes appear all natural. Out of a European estate. The carpet can be used as is but would also benefit from a simple wash.

Impressive use of multiple design elements and bold colors. Solidly woven.

This was woven by a Bakhtiari tribal weaver in the Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province of western Iran.

Condition is excellent with signs of minor scattered wear — shown in closeup photos. Side cords and fringes are in fine shape.

Some yellowing in the cotton fringes from normal cellulose aging. They would whiten in a washed but fringes should never be bleached as this weakens the cotton.

Very solid and well crafted rug that can be used in a high foot traffic area or near an entrance.

Pleasing well balanced colors including yellow, white, brick red, green, turquoise, black, ivory, and blue.

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. 8 in. by 7 ft. Wool pile on cotton warp. 1950s. Out of a European Estate.

Last photo with Morgan silver dollar shows the backside of the carpet.

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 is $99 within the continental U.S.  Or possible free pickup near Stockton – Sacramento – San Andreas – East Bay Area with prior arrangement.

Please contact me with questions. Thank you.


(BA0096       O135)