Lovely vintage Persian garden panel rug motif with stylized flowers and cypress trees.
This is the less common version with floating hexagons rather than squares or windows.
This is a tribal Bakhtiari carpet from western Iran.
Condition is very good with gentle even wear. Side cords and fringes are in great 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 indigo blue, gold, burgundy, black, off white, and a burnt orange.
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 9 ft. 4in. by 4 ft. 5 in. Wool pile on cotton warp. 1940s – 1950s.
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 $34 within the continental U.S.
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