This antique Afshar rug features two stepped medallions enclosing bird head traced diamonds on an apricot colored field. In visiting this rug, note the saturated colors: rare light blue, strong green and a rose madder field. All surrounded by a powerful and rare reciprocating border. Tribal elements woven amongst the field including a man and woman to left and right bottom field. The appearance of these figures in a tribal South Persian rug was suggested by the noted Afshar scholar John J. Collins Jr., its use pointed to a wedding rug. Great floor rug or even as wall hanging art.
Age: Circa 1860-1890
Origin: Southwest Persia
Dimensions: 4'3" x 6'0"
Condition: Great condition considering age with even wear to the knot heads (pile). Slightly distressed field in some areas as shown. Fully secured sides and ends. Original woven kilim skirts.
Color Palette: Ivory, blue, green, salmon, apricot, yellow gold, brown
Composition: 100% wool
Reference: For similar comparison, see ‘Flowers of the Desert’, by: John J. Collins, Jr. Plates #34 & 35: Afshar c.1880. For rare border element, see 'Tribal Rugs' by: James Opie, pg. 216)
One of a kind antique rug, handwoven and handknotted.
Carefully cleaned by hand using our proprietary technique with organic and natural supplies.