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 Rug, Neiriz, Kerman Province, Southern ...

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JH2

This small Afshar rug, made in the Neiriz region of Kerman Province in southern Persia circa 1900, has an ivory ground incorporating a 'herati' style pattern. The rug is complete and other than some brown-dye corrosion, is in reasonably good condition and priced accordingly.
Size: 1.40m x 1.17m (4' 7" x 3' 10").
£950
| $1,265 USD | €1,076 EUR

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, 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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Rare Antique Afshar Tribal Rug, Khorassan Region, ...

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BM/PS

Afshar rugs made in the Khorassan region of north-east Persia are rare. This stunning little rug with its two large Turkmen 'guls' on a glowing indigo-blue field, is superb. The guls incorporate a vegetable-dye rose-pink - an unusual but early colour also seen in the inner border. The rug oozes quality and has a strong Turkmen presence - an indication of the Afshar origins in eastern Turkistan before their mass migrations into Persia and eastern Anatolia in the 11th century.
Size: 1.40m x 1.09m (4' 7" x 3' 7")
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Antique Afshar Tribal Rug, Sirjan Region, Kerman ...

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BM/GM

The vibrancy of the glowing indigo-blue brings out the best in this beautiful rug made by Afshar nomads around 1900. The rug is in excellent condition with a soft, velvety pile and retains its plain-weave skirts at each end.
Size: 1.93m x 1.48m (6' 4" x 4' 10").
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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, Afshar Tribes, Southern Persia ...

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BM916

This very attractive rug was made by Afshar tribes in the province of Kerman during the last quarter of the 19th century. All the colours are natural and it is in good condition overall.
Size: 2.13m x 1.45m (7' 0" x 4' 9").
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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 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 Tribal Rug, Sirjan Region, Kerman ...

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BM1215

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

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BM699

This stunning rug of the Afshar tribes of Neiriz in Kerman Province, southern Persia, was made around 1900. What I just love, is the use of a beautiful vegetable green in the floral lozenges which seems to shine out in that garden of paradise! The colour combination is wonderful and the rug is in very good condition.
Size: 1.80m x 1.27m (6' 0" x 4' 2").
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