491. an alluring old Bachtiari tribal Persian carpet

Old Bachtiari tribal Persian rug

491. Provenance:   Bachtiari tribe, Western Persia

Size: 335 x 283 cm

Age: Circa 1920

Condition: Good for age. Just minor areas of lower pile and one small repair.

Notes:  A charmingly typical tribal Bachtiari garden 'panel' rug. These are thought to depict a royal Persian garden, as viewed through the window frames of the palace. The fact that this design is woven by nomadic herders, living in some of the harshest, least verdant areas of Persia, suggests a high level wish-fulfillment. This piece uses only natural vegetable and root dyes, and oily, lustrous wool.



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