447. an enchanting old Bachtiari persian rug

Old Bachtiari tribal Persian rug

447. Provenance: Bachtiari tribe, Western Persia

Size: 203 x 149 cm

Age: Circa 1920

Condition: Good.

Notes: A lovely version of the famous Bachtiari garden rug, full of flowers and Cypress trees, each in their own panel (possibly representing windows through which one views the garden).  The Bachtiaris are nomadic herders, living and working in some of the harshest semi-arid mountain environments of Iran, but they invariably weave lush floral garden carpets and rugs. I love the idea of the weaving women dreaming of intensely irrigated, cultivated and ornate palace gardens - a world away from their own existence. This piece has excellent colours, particularly the indigo blue, and the soft pink.

Price: 

£975
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