bakhtiari tribal rug bakhtiari nomads western persia

Bakhtiari Tribal Rug, Bakhtiari Nomads, Western Persia.



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Rugs of the nomadic Bakhtiari are rare. Most of the Bakhtiari rugs in todays market-place were made in villages in the Chahar Mahal region of western Persia around 1880-1920.
This charming rug, with its abrash of natural colours and a wealth of stylized people and animals, speaks nomadic tribal! Made during the third quarter of the nineteenth century, it has evenly-low pile all over but without any restoration and the attractive golden-yellow border frames a field of tribal life.
I have spent a long time looking at the rug and just trying to fathom out what the weaver was maybe hoping to tell us about her life in the Bakhtiari! It's a rug that will give hours of pleasure - more so than a painting - where it can either be hung on the wall and enjoyed, or simply used on the floor in a quiet place. I hope I can enjoy it for a bit longer before it is snapped up by a discerning connoisseur of truly tribal works of art!
Size: 2.00m x 1.04m (6' 7" x 3' 5").
Viewing by appointment only.
Internal Ref: BM/SRB


Height = 200 cm (79")
Width = 104 cm (41")
Depth = 0 cm (0")

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