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Persian Afshar Rug — 6 ft. 9 in. by 4 ft. 8 in.


Traditional tribal Persian Afshari Carpet — Bold and Striking!

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Classic traditional tribal Afshar rug from central Iran. Extremely bold colors and dazzling geometric motif.

Many Ashari rugs are handcrafted in the Sirjan region, which is also known for the more formal Kerman carpets.

Very light wear for a used carpet of this vintage. The classic medallion was woven off center a little. Pattern is not perfectly symmetrical.

The rug is sturdy and can be used in a high foot traffic area of the home.

Stunning tribal art for your floor!

Exact size is 6 ft. 9 in. by 4 ft. 8 in.  1960s.   Natural wool on natural cotton warp.

The Afshar tribe has a remarkable history, and its weavers create some of the most beautiful village rugs in Iran.

Describing the Afshar, Wikipedia notes:

“The Afshar, also spelled Awshar or Afşar, are one of the Oghuz Turkic peoples. These originally nomadic Oghuz tribes moved from Central Asia and initially settled in Iranian Azerbaijan, later being relocated by the Safavids to Khurasan and Mazandaran. Today, they are variously grouped as a branch of the Turkmens or the Azerbaijanis.

Afshars in Iran remain a largely nomadic group, with tribes in central Anatolia, northern Iran, and Azerbaijan. They were the founders of the Afsharid and Karamanid dynasties.
Nader Shah, who became Shah of Iran in 1736, was from the Qirqlu tribe of Afshar.”

Shipping will be $43 with FedEx ground. (Or possible free pickup in Oakland, San Leandro or Stockton, California with prior arrangement.)

Please email me with questions. Thank you.


(AS0052 N20)