Mesmerizing vintage Persian garden panel rug motif with prominent birds in a repeating tile design.
This carpet was woven by a Bakhtiari tribal weaver in western Iran.
Condition is very good with some minor scattered wear in the wool pile. Side cords and fringes show wear but still quite good.
Two small field repairs shown in the penultimate photo in a close-up.
Despite the normal wear, this is a 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 brick red, green, gold, 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 9 ft. 7 in. by 4 ft. 9 in. Wool pile on cotton warp. 1960s.
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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