457. a sensational antique Bachtiari tribal rug

Antique Bachitari Persian tribal rug

457. Provenance: Bachtiari tribes, Western Persia

Size: 220 x 147 cm

Age: Circa 1920

Condition: Good.

Notes: A truly elaborate and rich versian of the Bachtiari 'garden rug'. 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.



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