Antique Persian Tribal Afshar Rug, Origin: Persia, Circa: Turn of the 20th Century – Here is a beautiful and intriguing antique Persian rug – and antique Afshar piece, characterized by a splendid tribal composition. Aesthetically similar to Caucasian rugs in style and color pallet, Afshar rugs are sought after for their authentic, tribal geometric designs. Likewise, Afshar rugs and carpets are noted for their medallion patterns and tribal borders, characteristics that, together, make for a readily identifiable antique rug style. This particular piece is an exemplary Afshar, boasting many of the characteristics most sought after by collectors and admirers of the style. For instance, it boasts a highly traditional, tribal border, characterized by meticulously woven geometric figures, beautifully arranged as though in procession. White line work draws these geometric figures to the foreground, the bright color contrasting brilliantly with the deeper earth tones that characterize the rest of the rug. The field of this rug is also typically Afshar, featuring a pair of stacked rectilinear medallions, interlinked by broad bands, also outlined in white. Tribal detail work appears both within and without the six medallions, infusing this rug with a deep tribal authenticity.