Antique Persian Bakhtiari Panel Rug 3'8 x 3'0

Collector's Notes

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
Origin: Persia
Style: Bakhtiari
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, brownblue, 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.