205 cm x 153 cm
Floral Old Bakhtiari, light red with border and Medaillon
|Place of origin|
|Size||205 cm x 153 cm (= 3.14 qm)|
Weft & Warp: cotton
|Year of manufacture||1940|
|Coloring||light red, dark blue|
Place of origin
The Bakhtiaris ( also Bakhtiars) are an old, widely dispersed people, who live in the southwest of Iran. The collective name of their rugs is Bakhtiar or Bakhtiari, whereby the "i" corresponds to our preposition "of". Bakhtiari rugs, i.e. the rugs of the Bakhtiars, comprise numerous sub-types with different patterns. Despite their extensive color palette, Bakhtiari rugs resemble each other in their color compositions, the various techniques of workmanship and the characteristic style, which is always floral.
Natural colors, which despite their intensity have a pleasant effect and acquire a beautiful patina over time, are preferred in the production of Bakhtiari rugs. The most common colors are brown, for outlining, red, bottle green, yellow and white, as a brightener, which gives the rug a pleasant appearance. This old Bakhtiari is more than 40 years old and a true collector's item.
The luxuriant flower motifs of this Bakhtiari are elegant and varied. The graceful vegetative symbols representing flowers, leaves and branches are artfully intertwined.
The embellished edging (border) forms a excellent contrast to the center and creates a transition at the edge of the rug.
In the middle of the central field of this Bakhtiari is the symmetrical center, also called medallion. The design of the field is arranged in such a way that it gives the impression that the medallion is floating on the field.
The background of this Bakhtiari is light red. The border features beige, rusty red and dark blue. The dark blue center combines the colors terracotta and old rose.
You are not the first to appreciate this Bakhtiari. It has had owners before you who have cherished and used it. 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 Bakhtiari 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 Bakhtiari are made of cotton. This versatile material is tear-resistant and stretchable and, therefore, ideal for a durable backing fabric.