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Probably woven by the Afshars from the Kerman area in Iran, this rug is meant to represent fertility, through the rare iconography of "mother and child botehs" (paisley designs). The multiple smaller paisleys within the larger paisleys are most likely a depiction of a mother's womb. Woven in the early 20th century, the rug has a beautiful undyed ivory wool field, and numerous randomly placed filler elements.
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.
|Material:||Wool with cotton in the foundation|
|Size:||5’1” x 6’7”|
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