Antique Bakhtiari Rugs and Carpets from the Zagros Mountains of Persia Antique Bakhtiari Rugs
- Antique Persian Bakhtiari rugs and carpets are among the more intriguing and distinct styles of antique Persian rugs, boasting a fascinating historical heritage and expressing a unique aesthetic ideal. Bakhtiari rugs and carpets are one of the few types and styles of antique rugs
that encompasses nomadic tribal as well as urban antique Persian rug
design; most antique Persian rug styles will be expressive of either one aesthetic or the other, but only very rarely will it be expressive of both. Many Antique Bakhtiari rugs are in fact tribal pieces that rely upon a repertoire of abstract geometric and animal motives. But Bakhtiari weavers are also acclaimed for their ability to produce sophisticated medallion allover, and garden designs of classical Persian inspiration, with an added vitality and boldness. The wool quality and rich color of Bakhtiari antique rugs
are also notable, whether they utilize an urban or more tribal design idiom. Some antique Bakhtiari rugs feature especially vibrant and expressive urban Persian designs, steeped in classical beauty and resplendent with traditional, classical design elements. Often, when a Bakhtiari rug features a sophisticated composition like this, it will be characterized by impeccable line work and precise drawing. Detail elements tend tone crisp and distinct, with the pattern beautifully articulated. A unique style of antique Persian rugs, antique Bakhtiari rugs and carpets are an exciting style.
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12 Rugs Found in Bakhtiari Rugs
A meticulously woven geometric composition gives this antique saddle bag an added layer of cultural significance, making it an exemplary work.
This beautiful antique Bakhtiari rug from Persian is characterized by impeccable detail work, and a unique, pictorial central medallion.
With an arboreal latticework pattern surrounded by carefully-planned borders, each grid's unique design, subtle color changes, and contemporary arrangement increases the overall impact of this impressive and exquisitely-nuanced carpet.
Elaborate detail work appears throughout this Bakhtiari rug, enhancing the starkly contrasting tones that also appear throughout.
This lush and powerful antique Bakhtiari carpet from Persia has an allover pattern of staggered scalloped medallions and vinescrolls repeating dramatically against the contrasting ground.
This dazzling antique Bakhtiari Persian rug delights with a complex field of soft blues and golds, which are dominated by a monumental central medallion.
Produced by Bakhtiari weavers, this stunning vintage Persian rug displays a magnificent lobed medallion with soft colors and sophisticated botanical decorations.
Crafted by Bakhtiari weavers, this antique Persian garden carpet showcases an archetypal, richly detailed representation of this enduring carpet pattern.
A masterpiece in rug-making, this elegant, majestic antique Bakhtiari Persian rug is characterized by an incredible, dark field, decorated meticulously with a gorgeous central medallion and sprawling vinescrolls.
Woven in the late 19th century, this elegant antique Bakhtiari rug features a spectacular allover latticework pattern surrounded by charming pictorial cartouches.
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