Persian Shahrbabak Rug – 164 x 123cm

Dimensions50395562 × 50394361 cm
Rug no


Size in cm

164 x 123

Size in feet

5.38 x 4.03


100% Wool pile based on cotton foundation

Condition & Age

Perfect, full pile


Hand woven in Iran

Number of Knots

Approx 260,000 Knots in 1sq meter

About the piece

A small town in south of Iran near the historical city of Yazd and west of Kirman .It is one of the ancients town in Iran and the name means Father of Babak , which relates to Ardeshir Babakan, from Sasanian Dynesty circa 200 AD , approx 1800 years ago.The majority of the population is from Afshar nomadic tribes who originally migrated to that area hence the geometric design , often with small animals is noticeable.The designs and the motifs are extremely creative and varies from paisley, medallion , Caucasian and even bouquet flower designs and are considered true work of art.Often woven on cotton foundation, the wool is generally  soft but at the same time hard wearing and dyed locally in a mixture of vegetable and aniline dyes.They are extremely decorative and make ones home very special.

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