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

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BM1521

Just arrived, a beautiful circa 1900 garden-pattern Bakhtiari rug in excellent condition.
The field contains cypress and pomegranate trees that appear to disappear under the borders and out into infinity. Therefore the weaver has just captured a small part of Paradise and the borders around the field keep 'good' from escaping and prevent 'evil spirits' from entering this sacred space. Wonderful natural colours throughout with a lovely use of green.
Size: 1.90m x 1.40m (6' 3" x 4' 7").
£2,750
| $3,662 USD | €3,116 EUR

Antique Luri Rug, Hayat Davoodi Tribe, 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").
£1,450
| $1,931 USD | €1,643 EUR

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

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BM1511

Wow! An amazing and powerful design of five sky-blue 'botehs' on an ivory ground surrounded by flower-heads. This is an incredible Bakhtiari rug - certainly with a rare and unique field design which is hugely appealing - particularly to me anyway - and I hope you like it too!
Made in the Chahar Mahal area of western Persia circa 1900, this rug is in excellent pile and condition with no repairs whatsoever.
Size: 2.09m x 1.40m (6' 10" x 4' 7").
£3,500
| $4,660 USD | €3,966 EUR

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").
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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").
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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").
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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").
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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").
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Antique Luri Tribal Rug, Luristan, Western Persia. ...

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BM1520

This charming little rug with its lustrous shiny wool and vegetable dyes, was made by Luri nomads at the end of the nineteenth century.
Other that the two powerful central lozenges, the field is filled with a myriad of what look like stars shining in a deep indigo-blue sky. On the other hand, they may depict a field of tiny flowers inhabited by stylised peacocks - six in total - but I leave all that to your own imagination.
This is a truly tribal rug, made by a Luri girl in Luristan and she was obviously having a lot of fun knotting this gorgeous little rug.
Size: 1.58 x 1.04m (5' 2" x 3' 5").
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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").
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Antique Sofreh, Luri Nomads, Luristan, Western Persia. ...

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BM/N1

Utterly charming in its depiction of various birds and goats and a powerful 'tree-of-life' rising up from the underworld, through the earthly world to the world of the spirit. The undyed ivory central panel is woven in plain-weave with the surrounding borders and stylised creatures in knotted-pile. I can only surmise that this odd weaving was made as a dining sofreh where the nomads would sit cross-legged around it at mealtimes and eat the food placed on this sofreh. Nevertheless, it is truly nomadic and would make a fabulous wall-hanging.
1.27m x 1.12m (4' 2" x 3' 8").
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Antique Bakhtiari Rug, Bakhtiari Tribes, Western Persia ...

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DL1

A most attractive Bakhtiari rug incorporating 4 lozenges in the indigo-blue field - the 2 central ones depicting 'birds-heads' -the guardians of the gates of paradise. I love the outer border - coloured in vivid sky-blue with continuous vine symbolising the eternal cycle of life. This rug is in very good condition.
Size: 2.06m x 1.04m (6' 9" x 3' 5").
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