Vintage Persian garden panel rug motif with stylized flowers, animals — goats, sheep or dogs — and stately cypress trees.
This is the clasic version of the garden rug with boxed windows, wide borders, and repeating rustic scenes of nature and floral splendor.
Very little signs of wear but the rug has some dye diffusion into light wool areas, mainly in the border and in one box. (shown in photos) Probably from a village wash in Iran.
Other than the slight dye issue, rug is very solid and well woven — excellent condition.
This was woven by a Bakhtiari tribal weaver in the Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province of western Iran.
Side cords and fringes are in excellent shape.
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 reds, green, gold, turquoise, black, burnt orange, 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. 2 in. by 6 ft. Wool pile on cotton warp. 1960s. 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.
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