Persian Rug 02

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Material: Wool
Size: 3’8” x 8’6”
Origin: Northern Persia


This piece, dating back to the late 19th century, is a mysterious weaving by the Shahsavan tribes of northern Persia. It may also be a Kurdish weaving influenced by the Shahsavan tribes of the same region. It is abundantly filled with the cross or 'four forces' icon demonstrating respect for the powerful four forces of nature.

Tribal carpets are typically made by nomadic and semi-nomadic tribes from various parts of the world. Their designs are different from modern, commercial carpets, in that they are mostly raw, abstract and somewhat naïve. Typically, women weave the carpets without a set design in mind during the weaving process, which results in the variations in the patterns, and the irregular shapes of the carpets. These “perfect imperfections” are the delicate nuances, that add to the beauty of each one-of-a-kind handwoven carpet. Every tribal carpet has a unique story that comes from weaver’s thoughts and expressions. Elements like flowers, plants, human beings, birds, and animals such as dogs, sheep and camels often feature, giving a base to the storyline.