Persian Rug 05

(inclusive of taxes)


Material: Wool
Size: 5’6” x 6’
Origin: Southwest Persia


This piece is a very rare weaving from the late 19th century, comprising of two halves that have been sown together in the middle. The nap of the pile is facing up in one section and down in the other section. These weaves were sometimes used as curtains in the nomadic tent. In other cases, each half was used as a divan cover.

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.