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Runner – Persian Afshari Tribal Rug — 10 ft. 7 in. by 3 ft. 6 in.


Traditional tribal Afshar rug from central Iran. Explosively bold colors and dazzling geometric motif.

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Traditional tribal Afshar rug from central Iran. Explosively bold colors and dazzling geometric motif. This design goes well back into the 19th century.

Runners are quite uncommon for this weaving group as they prefer crafting shorter and wider squarish carpets.

Many Ashari rugs are handcrafted in the Sirjan region, which is also known for the more formal Kerman carpets.

Very light wear for a used carpet of this vintage. Vivid electrifying colors! – including crimson and navy blue.

The rug is sturdy and can be used in a high foot traffic area of the home.

Stunning tribal art for your floor! Out of a European estate.

Exact size is 10 ft. 7 in. by 3 ft. 6 in.  1960s.   Natural wool on natural cotton warp.

The Afshar tribe has a remarkable history, and its weavers create some of the most beautiful village rugs in Iran.

Describing the Afshar, Wikipedia notes:

“The Afshar, also spelled Awshar or Afşar, are one of the Oghuz Turkic peoples. These originally nomadic Oghuz tribes moved from Central Asia and initially settled in Iranian Azerbaijan, later being relocated by the Safavids to Khurasan and Mazandaran. Today, they are variously grouped as a branch of the Turkmens or the Azerbaijanis.

Afshars in Iran remain a largely nomadic group, with tribes in central Anatolia, northern Iran, and Azerbaijan. They were the founders of the Afsharid and Karamanid dynasties.
Nader Shah, who became Shah of Iran in 1736, was from the Qirqlu tribe of Afshar.”

Shipping will be $43 with FedEx ground. (Or possible free pickup in Oakland, San Leandro, San Andreas, Elk Grove or Stockton, California with prior arrangement.)

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(AS0046           O25)