Antique Afshar Tribal Carpet, Kerman Province, South ...

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BM1302

This elegant carpet was made by Afshar nomads in Kerman Province, southern Persia, circa 1870-1880. The carpet is in very good overall condition and comprises a 'boteh' design on a madder-red ground - the boteh or flame symbol, originally believed to have originated in Kerman amongst the Zoroastrians. The carpet retains its plain-weave kilim skirts at both ends and I like the depiction of the three small quadrupeds in the lower left side of the red field.
Size: 2.60m x 1.45m (8' 6" x 4' 10").
£3,500
| $4,660 USD | €3,966 EUR

Antique Afshar Tribal Rug, Neiriz Region, Kerman ...

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BM/GD

I love the soft natural colours in this beautiful rug made by Afshar nomads in the Neiriz area of Kerman Province, southern Persia around 1900. The centre of the indigo-blue field depicts a massive flower-head with vases of flowers emanating from each end. The flower-heads then form the spandrels - disappearing out under the borders and into infinity. Small quadrupeds - possibly deer or gazelle can be seen around the central flower.
Size: 1.70m x 1.25m (5' 7" x 4' 1").
£1,500
| $1,997 USD | €1,700 EUR

Antique Kerman Afshar Rug, Kerman Province, Southern ...

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BM743

Extremely finely knotted, this elegant rug was made by Afshar tribes in Kerman, southern Persia around 1860-1870. It is in very good condition with low-cropped woollen pile and a design of 2 stylized fish swimming around water-lilies in a water-garden - often referred to as the 'herati' pattern. The symbolic meaning of '2-fish' is happiness!
Size: 1.78m x 1.29m (5' 10" x 4' 3").
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Antique Afshar Rug, Neiriz, Southern Persia

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BM298

This 'tree-of-life' Afshar rug which measures 1.93 x 1.55m (6' 4" x 5' 1") was made in the environs of Neiriz in southern Persia around 1900. The rug is in good condition with a rare pale yellow field incorporating a tree-of-life and birds are depicted sitting on the branches. The deep indigo-blue border powerfully frames the central field. The last rug I have owned of similar type to this one is illustrated in my newly re-printed book 'Tribal Rugs - Treasures of the Black Tent' page 121.
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Antique Afshar Tribal Rug, Neiriz Region, Kerman ...

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BM/PB

Beautiful soft, glossy wool and wonderful vegetable colours abound in this lovely Afshar tribal rug, made around 1880. The indigo-blue field contains vases of flowers with stylised birds either side - a design known in Persian as 'zili sultan'.
Size: 1.53m x 1.28m (5' 0" x 4' 2").
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Antique Afshar Tribal Rug, Neiriz, Southern Persia. ...

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BM761

This charming little rug was made by nomadic Afshars around 1870 in the region of Neiriz, southern Persia.
It is unusual in that both the warp and weft are cotton and the weaver has created the most amazing large brocaded flatweave panels at each end of the rug! The woollen pile is in excellent condition and incorporates in the indigo-blue field, horizontal lines of 'botehs' or pine-cones.
Size: 1.53m x 1.22m (5' x 4').
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Antique Afshar Tribal Rug, Neiriz, Kerman Province, ...

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BM1193

This beautiful Afshar 'vase' rug, on an ivory ground, was made by Afshar tribes in the Neiriz area of southern Persia around 1900. All the colours are from vegetable-dyes and the rug is in very good overall condition.
Size: 1.93m x 1.57m (6' 4" x 5' 2")
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Antique Afshar Rug, Kerman Province, South Persia ...

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BM978

This is an attractive and most decorative Afshar rug, made around 1900 in Kerman Province, southern Persia by Afshar tribes. The rug is all vegetable dyes and in excellent condition.
Size: 1.90m x 1.42m (6' 3" x 4' 8").
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Antique Afshar Tribal Rug, Neiriz, Kerman Province, ...

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BM965

I love the fabulous shades of madder-red, indigo-blues and turquoise in this beautiful rug, made by Afshar tribes in the Neiriz area of Kerman province circa 1880-1900. The borders capture a small piece of paradise - vases of flowers with symbolic birds atop - carriers of the soul from the earthly world to the realms of the spirit! In very good condition.
1.83m x 1.42m (6' 0" x 4' 8").
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Antique Afshar Tribal Rug, Kerman Province, South ...

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BM/JA

This charming little square rug was probably a 'masnad' - a rug specifically made for visiting dignitaries such as the Shah or Khan to sit on when visiting this particular group of Afshar nomads at the end of the 19th century. The simple madder-red field is visually attractive as is the flower, bursting into life in the very centre - the mirror image of two vases emanating upwards at each end. Overall, the rug has an evenly low pile but no areas of severe wear, thus the reasonable price.
Size: 1.37m x 1.27m (4' 6" x 4' 2").
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Antique Afshar Tribal Rug, Kerman Province, Southern ...

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BM/MA

This beautiful rug was made by Afshar nomads around 1870-1880 and depicts a field full of stylised chickens all pecking at seeds on the ground. The rug is in very good condition with no repairs whatsoever and the beautiful natural colours glow with happiness. A fabulous example of Afshar tribal work.
On reserve until washed.
Size: 1.70m x 1.20m (5' 7" x 4' 0").
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Antique Afshar Tribal Rug, Kerman Province, South ...

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MAC19

This fabulous Afshar rug is amazingly finely knotted. The work is incredible when you think it was made under nomadic conditions during the 19th century. This is the finest work from Afshar nomads indicating that the weaver was undoubtedly the best in the tribe - a highly desirable catch as a wife - and this rug would probably be part of her dowry - never to be sold!
Size: 1.68m x 1.27m (5' 6" x 4; 2").
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