Antique Persian Bakhtiari Cream and Salmon Handwoven Wool Rug BB7471 11'2" × 17'2" $24,000
This early 20th-century Persian rug was made by the Bakhtiari tribe inhabiting the southwest part of Iran. Although initially Bakhtiari carpets were woven solely by the nomads, the most recognizable, qualitative and authentic examples of these textiles are manufactured by the settled communities of Bakhtiari in the west central Iran, southwest of Isfahan, Chahar Mahaal and Bakhtiari.
This Bakhtiari rug has abrashed cream field with rows of reciprocal abstract floral bouquets within a salmon flowerhead and serrated leaf border.
This balanced design was thoroughly hand-knotted out of wool by a skilled weaver. Due to such masterful making in accordance with centuries-old techniques, the rug survived over a hundred years without any signs of wear, and, if properly maintained, it will serve its owners for generations without any signs of wear.
Antique Persian Bakhtiari Cream and Salmon Handwoven Wool Rug BB7471