Antique Luri Rug, Hayat Davoodi Tribes, Luristan, ...

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RPD18

Made in the region of Schull by Hayat Davoodi weavers around 1880-1900, this charming rug incorporates human and animal figures, suggestive of the idiosyncratic zoomorphic stylization from these Luri people. Note in the close-up photos, the depiction of a male and female standing together and in other photos, various human forms, as well as quadrupeds, scattered throughout the field of the rug. The colour palette is indigenous of the Hayat Davoodi people and the rug, with its attractive skirts, is in very good overall condition with an original, short-cropped pile.
Just acquired from a private collection where the rug was found in Iran in the 1950s.
Size: 2.28m x 1.12m (7' 6" x 3' 8").
£1,850
| $2,463 USD | €2,096 EUR

Antique Luri Rug, Luristan, Western Persia.

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BM1393

A charming little rug made by Luri nomads around 1900 with a madder-red field of small shrubs or flowers. The rug is in very good pile with complete ends. The selvedges have been re-bound, otherwise no repairs whatsoever.
Size: 1.30m x 0.99m (4' 3" x 3' 3").
£950
| $1,265 USD | €1,076 EUR

Antique Wheat-Sack 'Tasheh', Bakhtiari Nomads, Chahar Mahal, ...

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BM/VS1

Wheat-sacks or 'tashehs' in Persian, were made as the name implies, for containing wheat. They were generally made in pairs and once filled, would have been tied to the flanks of pack animals and transported during long migrations. The last of the woven wheat-sacks were made in the 1940s when plastic sacks arrived in the bazaars from the West and thus came the demise of the fabulous tasheh.
I have recently acquired three from a private collection - all opened up for display purposes. Just imagine sewing up the sides and base with goat-hair and you have a circular sack in which to pour the wheat. The designs in each case are similar and quite symbolic. I believe the central knotted-pile bottle shape represents the container; the plain-weave side represents the bare earth and the decorated side represents the growing of the wheat i.e. the bounty of God. The chevrons at the top of the knotted-pile represent the pouring of the wheat into the container.
All wheat sacks have a different knotted-pile design, except for pairs, and I believe this is a sign that each tasheh can be recognised by the family that owns them.
Today, tashehs are rare and many were worn out due to constant use.
This one is one of a pair and measures 1.19 x 1.27m (3' 11" x 4' 2").
£750
| $999 USD | €850 EUR

Antique Wheat-Sack 'Tasheh', Luri-Bakhtiari Tribes, Chahar Mahal, ...

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BM/VS2

Wheat-sacks or 'tashehs' in Persian, were made as the name implies, for containing wheat. They were generally made in pairs and once filled, would have been tied to the flanks of pack animals and transported during long migrations. The last of the woven wheat-sacks were made in the 1940s when plastic sacks arrived in the bazaars from the West and thus came the demise of the fabulous tasheh.
I have recently acquired three from a private collection - all opened up for display purposes. Just imagine sewing up the sides and base with goat-hair and you have a circular sack in which to pour the wheat. The designs in each case are similar and quite symbolic. I believe the central knotted-pile bottle shape represents the container; the plain-weave side represents the bare earth and the decorated side represents the growing of the wheat i.e. the bounty of God. The chevrons at the top of the knotted-pile represent the pouring of the wheat into the container.
All wheat sacks have a different knotted-pile design, except for pairs, and I believe this is a sign that each tasheh can be recognised by the family that owns them.
Today, tashehs are rare and many were worn out due to constant use.
This one is one of a pair and measures 1.19 x 1.32m (3' 11" x 4' 4").
£750
| $999 USD | €850 EUR

Antique Wheat=Sack 'Tasheh', Luri-Bakhtiari Tribes, Chahar Mahal, ...

Item Ref
BM/VS3

Wheat-sacks or 'tashehs' in Persian, were made as the name implies, for containing wheat. They were generally made in pairs and once filled, would have been tied to the flanks of pack animals and transported during long migrations. The last of the woven wheat-sacks were made in the 1940s when plastic sacks arrived in the bazaars from the West and thus came the demise of the fabulous tasheh.
I have recently acquired three from a private collection - all opened up for display purposes. Just imagine sewing up the sides and base with goat-hair and you have a circular sack in which to pour the wheat. The designs in each case are similar and quite symbolic. I believe the central knotted-pile bottle shape represents the container; the plain-weave side represents the bare earth and the decorated side represents the growing of the wheat i.e. the bounty of God. The chevrons at the top of the knotted-pile represent the pouring of the wheat into the container.
All wheat sacks have a different knotted-pile design, except for pairs, and I believe this is a sign that each tasheh can be recognised by the family that owns them.
Today, tashehs are rare and many were worn out due to constant use.
This one measures 91 x 91cm (3' x 3').
£750
| $999 USD | €850 EUR

Antique Gabbeh, Luri Nomads, Luristan, Western Persia. ...

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BM/TW

Small antique gabbehs like this one are rare. Charming in its small size and depiction of a stylized person on one side and a tree-of-life on the other, the rug has wonderful natural colours. Made by Luri nomads at the end of the 19th century, the rug is in excellent condition.
81cm x 59cm (2' 8" x 1' 11")
POA
| $0 USD | €0 EUR

Antique Bakhtiari Rug, Western Persia

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BM651

This fabulous Bakhtiari rug has a rare 'mina khani' (nectar-blossom) field - a design more commonly used by the Baluch and Kurds. The rug has wonderful glossy wool and is in mint condition.
Size: 2.29m x 1.05m (7' 6" x 3' 5").
SOLD

Antique Bakhtiari Tribal Rug, The Chahar Mahal, ...

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BM/NJ

The spontaneity of the stunning 'garden of Paradise' design in this Bakhtiari rug, containing cypress, willow and pomegranate trees, is just superb. Made circa 1900, the rug is in overall very good condition with a very few minor areas of restoration.
A truly beautiful rug.
Size: Approx. 1.83m x 1.45m (6' 0" x 4' 9").
SOLD

Antique Luri Gabbeh, Luri Nomads, Western Persia. ...

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BM1201

This magnificent Gabbeh carpet was made by Luri tribes in south-western Persia circa 1900-1910. The wool quality is like silk-velvet - all vegetable dyes - and an unusual design of lozenges containing pre-Islamic crosses, symbolically for breaking down evil into four parts. Interestingly, the crosses also form a '5' - another protective symbol. Either side of the lozenges and next to the inner border, are depicted two indigo-blue stylised 'trees-of-life' - representing the 3-level universe to these nomads. This is an incredible carpet in mint condition.
Size: 2.51m x 1.91m (8' 3" x 6' 3").
SOLD

Antique Gabbeh, Luri Nomads, Luristan, Western Persia. ...

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BM602

A stunning gabbeh rug made by Luri nomads during the last quarter of the 19th century with a 'tree of life' depicted on the central natural ivory ground field. This visually stunning rug is in good condition bar a little wear in the central field. Lovely soft wool - all good colours.
Size: 1.60m x 1.27m (5' 3" x 4' 2").
SOLD

Antique Bakhtiari Rug, The Chahar Mahal Region, ...

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MAC2

This very finely knotted, floral rug was made by Bakhtiari tribes in the Chahar Mahal region of western Persia around 1900. All the dyes are vegetable and the rug is in excellent condition.
Size: 2.03m x 1.40m (6' 8" x 4' 7").
SOLD

Antique Gabbeh, Luri Nomads, Luristan, Western Persia. ...

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BM1403

Old gabbehs are rare and particularly in good condition. They were heavily used by the nomads for everyday rugs in the tents and for use as blankets during the long cold nights. Therefore few of this age survive and today have become very collectable in the world market.
This wonderful old gabbeh, made by Luri nomads in western Persia circa 1890-1900, has beautiful soft, lustrous wool, all vegetable colours and with a bold geometric design.
The use of sky-blue in the outer minor borders is particularly attractive.
Size: 2.10m x 1.28m (6' 11" x 4' 2").
SOLD