Vintage Persian garden panel rug motif with trees, flowers and birds.
Woven by a Bakhtiari tribal weaver in western Iran.
Condition is good with some minor scattered wear on the wool pile.
The rug is quite solid and can be used in a high foot traffic area or near an entrance.
Fringes and side cords are in very good condition.
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 6 ft. 7 in. by 4 ft. 8 in. Wool pile on cotton warp. 1950s – 1960s.
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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