This antique Afshar long rug is a magnificent example of an Afshar weaving. It is of a rare size and a tribal piece with 69 birds and animals woven throughout the deep blue and madder red field. The very fine weave displays a geometric rendering of reciprocal diamonds in ivory outlined by small individuated bird heads. Ends contain original striped kilim skirts. Beautiful floor rug.
Age: Circa 1875-1895
Origin: Southwest Persia
Dimensions: 4'3" x 7'10"
Condition: Great condition considering age. Moderate to low pile in areas with faint foundation showing down the center in spots as shown. No repairs. Original four sides. Fully secured ends.
Color Palette: Ivory, madder red, blue, blue-green apricot orange, yellow, brown
Composition: 100% wool
Reference: For similar comparison, please see ‘Flowers of the Desert’, by: John J. Collins, Jr., Plate #34.
One of a kind antique rug, handwoven and handknotted.
Carefully cleaned by hand using our proprietary technique with organic and natural supplies.