From the Afshar nomads comes this amazing late 19th Century tribal rug with detailed design with an all over pattern and unique aesthetic. Afshar rugs are similar to many old Caucasus rugs that we love to collect, but these Persian rugs are quite distinct and in a class of its own. Afshar rugs usually come woven in small pieces and the village people had small looms, but they created highly stylized rugs and many collectors favor these distinguished rugs and uphold their legacy to a large degree.
The wool of this piece is lanolin rich and was culled from their own flocks. If you look closely, you will notice not all the woven lines are straight and the rug is not perfectly straight either, indicating to us the hand woven nature of these pieces and their organic characteristics.
Antique Afshar rugs are rare and make not only for decorative floor pieces, but their art can be used as excellent wall hangings as well. Due to the scarcity of its kind, these are considered collectables and we are proud to have and extend the value of these pieces back out to the world and our rug enthusiast community. Priced affordably because we believe every home should be decorated with old rugs. :-)
Hand knotted with vegetable dyed wool circa 1880.
Please consider a rug pad for this old beauty, to keep it protected and wiggle free. Click if you want to add one at BPR and we will custom cut it to size:
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