Antique Persian Samman Rug – 220 x 151cm

Dimensions50395562 × 50394361 cm
Rug no


Size in cm

220 x 151

Size in feet

7.2 x 4.5


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 1890

About the piece

Saman is a village located in Bakhtiari region where they used to weave unusual and were incredibly creative e in coming up with design that one could say , each rug is 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 lives 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 a charming appearance to the carpets. These carpets are mainly known for the fantastic variety of colours they used. Bakhtiari rugs can complement your living room with 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. This is an earlier example, using wool in both warp and weft, in a design similar to what is called Goul Farang ( meaning foreign flowers). the wool is also glossy and the rug has good pile.
Origin: Iran
Size: 220 x 151(cm)
Date: Circa 1890
Condition: very Good

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