Antique Afshar Rug, Afshar Tribes, Kerman Province. ...

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Just arrived, this Afshar rug contains an unusual and rare design of overall compartments containg 'gul-like' symbols within each square - a link with the tribe's Central Asian origins. Note the additional vertical border on the right side of the inner field! This contains a date in the top right corner - translated as 1912 in the solar calendar. The rug is in excellent condition with absolutely no repairs.
1.76 x 1.35m (5' 9" x 4' 5").
| $5,060 USD | €4,306 EUR

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

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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").
| $4,660 USD | €3,966 EUR

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

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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").
| $2,330 USD | €1,983 EUR

Antique Afshar Rug, Afshar Tribes, Southern Persia. ...

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Just arrived, this stunning small Afshar tribal rug with its light camel-coloured field, depicts the symbolic double-headed dragon and phoenix - the fight between good and evil. The dragon & phoenix symbol is very occasionally found in bags of the Afshar but seldom in rugs. In very good glossy woollen pile, the rug has had a little expert restoration in the centre - otherwise no other restoration. A very good little collectable rug.
Size: 1.45 x 1.23m (4' 9" x 4' 0").
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Antique Kerman Afshar Rug, Kerman Province, Southern ...

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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").

Antique Afshar Rug, Neiriz, Southern Persia

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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.

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

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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").

Antique Afshar Tribal Rug, Neiriz, Southern Persia. ...

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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').

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

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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")

Antique Afshar Rug, Kerman Province, South Persia ...

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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").

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

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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").

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

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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").