Beautiful Tribal Geometric Antique Persian Bakhtiari Area Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: 1920 – Antique Persian Bakhtiari area rugs originate in Western Iran. This gorgeous tribal rug features a beautiful garden design that will bring a touch of summer to your interior. It also has several characteristics that make it stand out as a beautiful tribal piece.
Historically, the Bakhtiari was a group of sheepherding tribes who spent their time moving their flock between winter and summer pastures. Before 1950, many of the beautiful area rugs were still made on looms that had to be moved from place to place. This means that many of the earlier Bakhtiari Persian rugs were probably smaller in size. The creation of larger rugs, such as this one, did not begin until the tribe began to settle and could make larger stationary looms. Woven by a skilled Persian rug weaver, this pieces was created in the 1920′, and its rug size eludes to the fact that it was most likely woven on a stationary carpet weaving loom.
Also, the design does not show the variation in a technique that you see in many tribal rugs. This rug represents a time when the tribal cultures were undergoing a significant change in lifestyle. Bakhtiari rugs tend to come in two different designs. One is a medallion design, which was influenced by nearby cities. The other is a garden design that consists of individual squares, diamonds, or other shapes that create compartments. Each of them is filled with a different motif, such as the Willow, cypress, or animal life.
This rug features a garden design that uses willow trees as the common theme. The divisions between the sections are meant to represent irrigation channels or waterways. The theme of the antique Persian area rug is closely tied to the Tree of Life and the story of the Garden of Eden. One of the reasons why people love these antique rugs so much is because of their beautiful colors and extraordinary designs.
The beautiful tribal theme of this Persian Bakhtiari rug makes the perfect addition to a Boho Chic, Eco Chic, or Japanese Wabi Sabi-style that is inspired by folk art traditions. The symmetry and complexity of the design also make it suitable for a more traditional room. This is a gorgeous piece that will make a beautiful foundation in any room of the home.