492. an abundant near-antique Bachtiari tribal carpet

Old Bachtiari tribal Persian Carpet

492. Provenance:   Bachtiari tribe, Western Persia

Size: 355 x 271 cm

Age: Circa 1920

Condition: Very good. Full high pile.

Notes:  A charmingly typical tribal Bachtiari garden 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. It features a wealth of fauna and flora, including roses, cypress trees, willows, and birds.

Price: $2500