antique afshar tribal rug sirjan region kerman province south persia

Antique Afshar Tribal Rug, Sirjan Region, Kerman Province, South Persia.



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I found this magnificent Afshar tribal rug in an old English country house and I was sure it had never seen the light of day, never mind its filthy state! This was an exciting find as I knew that a good bath would bring up the glorious vegetable colours - and, as you can see from the photos, it certainly did! This is an early example of Afshar work - probably circa 1860-1870, made by Afshar nomads in the Sirjan region of southern Persia. The rug is complete with long plain-weave and brocaded skirts each end and overall is in good condition.
Size: 1.68m x 1.35m (5' 6" x 4' 5").
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Internal Ref: BM1215

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