Antique Bakhtiari carpets, produced in the Zagros Mountains of Iran, are one of the few types that can encompass nomadic tribal as well as urban Persian design. Many Bakhtiaris 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, although 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.
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11 Rugs Found in Bakhtiari Rug
This magnificent antique Persian Bakhtiari rug features a stunning garden layout filled with birds, animals and floral motifs that are separated by strap-work bands.
Woven with multiple guardbands and classic Bakhtiari borders, this medallion and corner carpet is an exceptional representation of traditional Persian designs.
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.
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 arresting antique Bakhtiari rug features a boldly colored octofoil medallion surrounded by a lavish assortment of flowers and quaint botanical motifs.
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.
Woven in the late 19th century, this elegant antique Bakhtiari rug features a spectacular allover latticework pattern surrounded by charming pictorial cartouches.
This striking antique Bakhtiari rug features an all-over pattern composed of extremely detailed directional weeping willow motifs set over an obscure midnight blue background.
The best of the dyer's and weaver's art comes together in this antique Bakhtiari rug.
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