antique afshar tribal carpet afshar nomads kerman province southern persia

Antique Afshar Tribal Carpet, Afshar Nomads, Kerman Province, Southern Persia.


| $4,719 USD | €4,083 EUR

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This small Afshar carpet was as large as these nomads would make on horizontal ground looms during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. The indigo-blue central field contains a myriad of 'botehs' - flame symbols from the nearby Zoroastrians and the proto-type of the designs we know today as the Kashmiri shawl and Paisley patterns. Note the one sky-blue boteh in the lower left corner of the field - probably the weaver's signature.
Madder-red surrounds the central field and outer borders with small plant symbols scattered throughout and if you look very closely, you might spot an animal or three!
In excellent pile all over and retaining its long plain-weave skirts, this is a most attractive and decorative carpet.
Size: 2.56m x 1.46m (8' 5" x 4' 9").
Viewing by appointment only.
Internal Ref: BM1704


Height = 256 cm (101")
Width = 146 cm (58")
Depth = 0 cm (0")

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