Bakhtiari Sofreh from Iran, 141×109 cms.
A filikli woven on a plain black kilim background with colourfull angora tuffts with long hair. According to some anthropological studies, the mohair carpets made by indigenous Anatolian and Kurdish tribes are among the most primitive knotted weaves. Mohair fleece — with its exceptional thermal properties — is knotted onto a hand-woven cloth, to create silky soft carpet-bedding useful to nomads during their summer migrations to high pastures.A millennial artform, Filikli designs are based on ancient geometric symbols of protection.Placed on the floor, or hung on the wall, these rugs with their characteristically brilliant colours give a powerful three-dimensional effect. Wild at heart!
Size: 186×123 cms.