antique afshar tribal rug sirjan kerman province southern persia

Antique Afshar Tribal Rug, Sirjan, Kerman Province, Southern Persia.


Price

POA

Item Ref

BM1213

Description

Made by Afshar nomads in the Sirjan region of Kerman Province circa 1870-1880, the fabulous natural colours, high-quality glossy wool and fine weave indicate a weaver at the height of her profession. The small size might even indicate that the rug was a 'masnad' - a special small square rug made for the Shah or Afshari khan to sit on during visitations. I particularly like the abrash of natural indigo-blue at the base of the rug where the weaver obviously ran out of the beautiful glowing sky-blue and her next batch of wool was a darker indigo - all part of the charm of nomadic weaving using vegetable colours.
Size: 1.40m x 1.09m (4' 7" x 3' 7").
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Internal Ref: BM1213



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