Vibrant antique Persian Bakhtiari garden rug, featuring stylized flowers, and cypress trees. Very difficult to find large Persian Bakhtiari carpets at affordable prices.
Wonderful traditional color palette, with dyes and tints appearing to be largely natural and vegetable.
Note in particular the use of blue and greenish dyes to produce a natural bluish green in depicting the cypress tress.
Excellent overall condition for an antique rug with a few minor areas of wear on the wool pile near the border. A small professional repair was done on one end (shown in CU photo).
Fringes and side cords are in excellent shape with some light wear.
The colors appear to be predominantly or all natural dyes with the likely use of un-dyed wool for the creams and whites. Note the use of blue dyed weft threads (visible in the backside photo), a hallmark of many antique Persian carpets.
Natural wool woven onto natural cotton. 1940s. In the range of 75 years to a century old.
Large and impressive size, somewhat square in dimensions. Exact size is 13 ft. by 10 ft. 8 in.
Photo with Morgan silver dollar shows the backside.
This is a distinctive and traditional design woven by the Bakhtiari tribe of Persia. The motif can symbolize Paradise, an oasis, a courtly garden, and the seasons of nature.
Rugs with compartments containing garden motifs were produced in Persia in the 16th century, and are known as Kheshti rugs.
The Bakhtiari tribe, numbering 800,000, inhabit an area of 67,000 sq. km that straddles the central Zagros Mountains. Although only about a third of the tribe is nomadic (the rest are settled agriculturists), the nomads embody the Bakhtiari cultural ideals.
They specialize in producing meat and dairy products and migrate seasonally with their sheep, cattle, or goat herds from high plateau pastures, where they spend the summer, west of the city of Esfahan, to lowland plains in the province of Khuzistan for winter herd grazing.
Their migration is among the most spectacular known among nomadic paternalists anywhere. They cross mountain passes at about 3,050 m. and therefore have to time their movement with extreme care in order to minimize the danger of early snowfall, flooding mountain rivers, and lack of grazing.
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