antique afshar tribal rug sirjan region kerman province southern persia

Antique Afshar Tribal Rug, Sirjan Region, Kerman Province, Southern Persia.


| $2,836 USD | €2,554 EUR

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This charming and uncommonly small Afshar tribal rug, just acquired, has an overall field design of the zoomorphic 'dragon & phoenix' design on a deep indigo-blue ground, symbolising the fight between good and evil. This design is often wrongly referred to as 'shield' pattern, purely because they look like shields!!
Made by Afshar nomads in the Sirjan area of Kerman province, southern Persia circa 1880, the small format and beautiful natural, saturated colours in shades of green, blue and red make this rug a very collectable tribal rug. The ivory main border consists of a continuous vine and stylised flower pattern symbolising the eternal cycle of life. The rug is in very good condition with full pile.
Size: 1.32m x 0.91m (4' 4" x 3' 0").
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Internal Ref: BM/AF


Height = 132 cm (52")
Width = 91 cm (36")
Depth = 0 cm (0")

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