891. a comely old Bakhtiari Persian rug

Old Bakhtiari Persian rug

891. Provenance: Bakhtiari, southern/central Persia

Size: 203 x 137 cm

Age: Circa 1940

Condition: Very good.

Notes: A lovely and somewhat typical Bakhtiari village rug, employing a wide range of natural and vibrant dyestuffs in a curvilinear floral design. Bakhtiaris are a tribal group who now often weave within villages, rather than as herding nomads. Despite living in harsh environments, this tribe often feature florals in their works - dreaming perhaps of more verdant and lush places.