This antique Bakhtiari saddle bag rug was woven in the 2nd half of the 19th Century. It features a vibrant array of colors throughout with the top panel containing geometric bird lozenges interspersed with multicolored diamond patterns. The bottom panel features five archaically drawn tribal figures (known as 'mother-goddess' design element) nested between the hexagonal gul designs. Note: it is rare to see both a Sumac/soumac flatwoven section and full lower piled section woven together, still intact. Overall an impeccably fine weave that can serve stunning wall hanging art or decorative room piece.
Age: Circa 1850-1895
Dimensions: 3'8" x 3'0"
Condition: Excellent condition for age. Original four sides. Thick and lustrous soft wool.
Color Palette: 11 colors including red, brown, blue, green, ivory, salmon
Composition: 100% wool
One of a kind antique rug, handwoven and handknotted.
Carefully cleaned by hand using our proprietary technique with organic and natural supplies.