Afshar Rugs - Collection of Antique Carpets from Persia

Afshar Rugs - Collection of Antique Carpets from Persia top hr

Afshar weavers are renowned for their great weaving skills in Persia

Produced by nomads and villagers in southeastern Iran in the cities of Shiraz, Kerman and Yazd, these Persian rugs are some of the few that merge nomadic and village techniques.

The name Afshar derives from the tribe who designs and creates these rugs (also known as the Avsar). They came to Persia and Turkey by way of Iran as part of the Ohguz Turkmen Confederation, which includes 24 other tribes. In the 16th century, Ohguz was more of a principality, rather than a kingdom. The language is still well-preserved and spoken today by people whose ancestors originated from this tribe. Weaving has always been a major part of the artistic creativity of this tribe, and it is not likely to diminish at any time as it is traditionally taught from one generation to the next.

Afshar rugs are similar to Caucasian rugs in color and style. Using geometric patterns, medallions with diamond patterns and pomegranate vases. Common colors include crimson, saffron gold, ivory, burnt orange and sienna. The design and colors used in Afshar rugs are reflective of the influences from outside regions making these highly stylized and unique rugs.

Afshar rugs are quite distinguishable. Classic features of these antique rugs can include three pendants at either of the two ends (mostly in Sirjan designs), multiple diamond patterns (the number of diamonds can vary within a motif) and the tribal border, which is typical of all rugs made by this tribe. Another very noticeable feature is the medium ribbed back, which is a classic trait. Many antique rugs by this tribe can be found in homes worldwide, today. Some of them are well-preserved and retain their colors quite nicely.

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9 Rugs Found in Afshar Rug

Tribal Antique Persian Afshar Rug 47551

Style: Afshar Rug
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 3 ft 4 in x 5 ft
          (1.02 m x 1.52 m)
An exemplary Afshar Persian carpet, this fetching piece is characterized by a traditional treatment of color, and a reliance on tribal motifs and symbols.

Antique Tribal Persian Afshar Rug 47543

Style: Afshar Rug
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 3 in x 5 ft 2 in
          (1.3 m x 1.57 m)
This fetching antique Persian rug - an exemplary Afshar - boasts a tribal design of abstract geometric figures framed by a floral border. Traditional, yet cosmopolitan.

Antique Persian Afshar Carpet 46740

Style: Afshar Rug
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 3 ft 10 in x 5 ft 2 in
          (1.17 m x 1.57 m)
Drawn in an angular village style, this stately antique Persian Afshar rug displays a triumvirate of cypress trees enclosed by millefleur vines and floral borders.

Antique Tribal Afshar Persian Rug 47579

Style: Afshar Rug
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 5 ft x 6 ft 4 in
          (1.52 m x 1.93 m)
Tribal detail work appears both within and without the six medallions, infusing this rug with a deep cultural authenticity.

Antique Tribal Persian Afshar Rug 47569

Style: Afshar Rug
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 5 ft x 6 ft 7 in
          (1.52 m x 2.01 m)
This beautiful antique Afshar carpet is filled to the brim with exciting and intricately detailed tribal design elements. Precise one work and an abundance of detail make this Afshar a first rate antique rug.

Antique Tribal Afsher Rug 47576

Style: Afshar Rug
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 8 in x 7 ft 5 in
          (1.42 m x 2.26 m)
Characterized by a resplendent field featuring stacked square medallions, this richly detailed Afshar is brimming over with traditional elements of design.

Antique Afshar Persian Rug 43755

Style: Afshar Rug
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 5 ft 5 in x 7 ft 9 in
          (1.65 m x 2.36 m)

Sale:

  • $5,500.00
This auspicious Tree of Life and pictorial cameo carpet features a dramatic composition completed by multiple borders and guardbands.

Antique Afshar Persian Rug 1668

Style: Afshar Rug
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 10 ft 5 in x 13 ft 9 in
          (3.17 m x 4.19 m)

Sale:

  • $19,500.00
This unusual antique Afshar features two grand medallions spread across the field reminiscent to those of Bakshaish carpets.

Antique Afshar Persian Rug 43783

Style: Afshar Rug
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 5 ft 3 in x 14 ft 3 in
          (1.6 m x 4.34 m)

Sale:

  • $8,000.00
Afshar carpets like this are notable for combining classical design traditions with the abstraction and expressiveness of tribal rug weaving.

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