Antique Persian garden panel rug with a motif that displays cypress trees, large birds, vines and flowers. The stylized cypress trees are wonderfully rendered on this carpet.
Pleasant, subtle, muted colors including greens, salmon, brown and ivory.
This carpet was woven by a Bakhtiari tribal weaver in a village in western Iran.
Condition is excellent with very little signs of wear on the wool pile. These are well-crafted, durable, handwoven carpets that are made to last — not fall apart after a couple of years of use.
Fringes and side cords are in excellent condition.
The rug can be used in a high foot traffic area without concern.
Last photo with Morgan silver dollar shows the backside of the carpet.
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 8 ft. 3 in. by 4 ft. 11 in. Wool pile on cotton warp. 1950s.
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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