Around the city of Kerman in the southeast of Iran reside the semi nomads from the Afshar tribe. For hundreds of years these nomads lived in the northwest of Iran, but a part of the tribe were compulsorily transferred to today’s area, where carpet manufacturing became an important branch of business.
The carpets have red and blue colour tones and mostly geometrical patterns. This vintage rug has an unusual pattern of five bouquets and two lions. The background is full of birds andvegetable motifs woven in a schematic way. Tightly woven.
Material: 100% hand-spun sheep wool
Size: 166×125 cms
Origin: Afshar tribe, Iran
Date of weaving: 1960s
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