Old Afshari
204 cm x 135 cm
Nr. 2007

€849 €1,060

Geometric Old Afshari, dark red with border

Place of origin
Size204 cm x 135 cm (= 2.75 qm)
Manufacturinghand knotted
MaterialFlor: wool
Weft & Warp: cotton
Pile height6mm
Year of manufacture1940
Coloringdark red, yellow beige
EditionSingle piece

Place of origin

The Afshar or Afsharen was an important Oghuz tribe. The "i" in the name Afshari is the same as the preposition "of". Originally the Persian Afshars lived in the northwest of Iran, and close to the Afghan border. A part of the tribe was forced to move to the southeast of Iran, near the city of Kerman, which is along the Silk Road. Here, knotting rugs became an important source of income for the Afshars. Since their resettlement, Afshars are known for their unique hand-knotted Afshar rugs. Some Afshar rugs are also traded as Sirjan rugs. These rugs have red and blue tones and mostly geometric patterns. The most prevalent pattern has a field in the center with one or more square rosettes. It is generally speculated that the central field represents a stretched animal skin. This old Afshari is more than 40 years old and a true collector's item.


The abstract, geometric composition creates the simple elegance of this Afshari. The pattern flatters the design of the room and does not take the attention away from its furniture, decoration and architectural elements. It blends in fantastically with any surroundings and subtly complements the interior design of a room..

The edge of the rug is decorated with an edging (border). The border forms a beautiful contrast to the center.

The repeating elements in the center field of this Afshari rug have no specific center (so-called repeating pattern). The repeating pattern has a calming but not boring effect. Rugs with repeating patterns are also called patterned.

The background of this Afshari is yellow beige. The colors dark red and yellow beige dominate the overall impression. The border features dark red, dark blue and dark green.


This Afshari has had admirers before you. It was hand knotted about 1940. We have cleaned it thoroughly and restored it lovingly. Therefore it is in very good condition despite its age.


The pile of this Afshari has been hand-knotted from high-quality virgin wool. Virgin wool is obtained through the gentle shearing of sheep. Virgin wool is a sustainable, natural raw material with a number of impressive properties; due to the wool's natural fat content, the surface repels water droplets and is thus naturally impervious to dirt. Wool also offers excellent thermal insulation, has a regulating effect on living climate and muffles sound. The weft and warp threads of this Afshari are made of cotton. This versatile material is tear-resistant and stretchable and, therefore, ideal for a durable backing fabric.

The colors of this carpet change depending on which side it is viewed from. It depends on whether the light falls on the line or against the line of the pile. We have therefore taken pictures of this rug from different perspectives.
Kinder gehören in die Schule und nicht an den Knüpf- oder Webstuhl. Für uns ist es daher eine Selbstverständlichkeit, nur Teppiche, die unter fairen Bedingungen und ohne Kinderarbeit hergestellt wurden, anzubieten. Wir legen besonderen Wert auf menschenwürdige Arbeitsbedingungen und tolerieren keine Kinderarbeit bei unseren Produzenten.

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