Stunning Antique Persian Bakhtiari Rug, Origin: Persia, Circa: 1900 – This breathtaking carpet is the creation of the Bakhtiari people and was created over 100 years ago. The carpet is in excellent shape and embodies the colorful character and ruggedness of the people who created it. This Bakhtiari carpet is a striking piece that has an almost sublime quality in its colors and design.
The antique carpet is from a people whose traditional home is at the base of the Zagros mountains. Each year they make annual migrations over treacherous peaks to tend their sheep that produce wools of exceptional quality. The carpets of these people are considered to be some of the most beautiful tribal carpets from the region.
Prior to the 1930s, these carpets were woven on commission for the tribal Khans. They were not intended for the export market. These carpets are of exceptional quality and took the efforts of many hands to complete. Many of them took a year or more to weave.
Medallions are a popular motif, often created with an explosion of vibrant color. The design is of a small, delicate scale, and the carpet is a fine weave. These are carpets of royalty and are beautiful examples of tribal carpets from these remote regions.
The sections of the design of this Persian carpet are distinguished by contrasting background colors and by variations in the scale of the design. They show a high-developed level of artistic skill, but they are not as precisely executed as carpets woven in the city. This is a beautiful Bakhtiari carpet that combines beautiful colors and designs in a way that creates an exquisite piece of outstanding beauty. The rug would make an excellent addition to a collection or any space in the home or office.