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Bakhtiari Persian Rug


Origin | Iran (Persia)

Dimensions | 5'3" × 7'0"

Type | Hand-Knotted / Double-Wefted

Pile Material | Wool

Foundation | Cotton

Condition | Good


About Bakhtiari Rugs:

Bakhtiar rugs and carpets are produced by a number of ethnically and linguistically diverse peoples living in the Zagros Mountains of central Iran, west of Isfahan. Many of these peoples were derived originally from the Bakhtiar peoples, who were an historically nomadic peoples related to the Luri peoples. While the larger carpet industry of the region is called “Bakhtiari”, its carpet-makers speak a number of different languages, including Persian and Arabic. Some of the villages in this region that are associated with the carpet industry, include Boldaji, Feridan, Saman, and Chal-e-Shotor. Bakhtiari rugs have a solid reputation, both for the high quality of their wools, and the durability and beauty of their rugs. These rugs are well known for their use of a Garden Panel design, expressing the beauty of a Persian garden by utilizing separate panels with plant and animal designs. Other designs feature medallions, like the “tree of life”, which resemble those of their neighbors from Isfahan. The best rugs of the Bakhtiari are referred to as "Bibibaft", which means “woman’s weave”. - William E Clymer III.


Detailed Condition:

This beautiful medallion and corner design Persian rug is in good condition. It has very good fringe on the ends and selvedge on the sides insuring that it can be enjoy for years to come. The rug has low wool pile in some areas (mostly the medallion & field area) and thicker pile in a lot of the borders. The rug has beautiful vegetable dyes instead of the increasing use of synthetic dyes. The rug isn't a perfect rectangle. This is a true piece of Iranian tribal art!

Bakhtiari Rug | 5'3" × 7'0"

SKU: 145
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