Bakhtiar shahrkurd Antique Rug – 298 x 207cm

Dimensions50395562 × 50394361 cm
Rug no


Size in cm

298 x 207

Size in feet

9.7 x 6.7


100% Wool pile based on cotton foundation

Condition & Age

Perfect Condition


Hand woven in Iran



Number of Knots

Approx 260,000 Knots in 1sq meter


Circa 1910

About the piece

This tree of life design bakhtiar from Shahrkurd town is an earlier sample of rugs made in this region. representing tree of life with birds from Eden such as parrots, it is truly a remarkable and well balanced rug. woven in handspun wool and vegetable dyes, it captures the imagination of the weaver and make the rug a work of art. Bakhtiari carpets or Bakhtiari rugs derive their name from Bakhtiari tribe. In the Zagros mountains, west of the city of Isfahan around the city Shahr-e-Kurd, reside the Bakhtiar nomads. The tribe resides in the South West of Iran. It is one of the oldest tribe engaged in the manufacturing of rugs and carpets. The distinctive feature of Bakhtiari rug and carpet is that it uses many colours that are bright and give the charming appearance to the carpets. These carpets are particularly known for the amazing variety of colours they used. Bakhtiari rugs have the capability to fill your living and Drawing room with the splendour. The colours used are deep reds, bright blues, navy, green, brown, ocher, and beige. The texture is both coarse and fine depending on the wool used. The texture is glossy and fine if soft wool is used. The pile is weaved tightly and is clipped medium-high to high. Warp and weft are generally made of cotton.
Origin: Iran
Size: 298 x 207(cm)
Date: circa 1910
Condition: very Good

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