Bakhtiari Panel Design Rug
233 cm x 173 cm
Floral Bakhtiari Panel Design Rug, rusty red with border and field pattern
|Place of origin|
|Size||233 cm x 173 cm (= 4.03 qm)|
|Material||Flor: wool (handspun, natural color)|
Weft & Warp: cotton
|Coloring||rusty red, beige|
Place of origin
The design of this Bakhtiari panel rug is based on the pattern elements of classic Bakhtiari rugs. However, this rug was not knotted in Iran, but rather in Pakistan.
The Bakhtiari are an old, widely ramified 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, encompass numerous sub-proveniences with different types of patterns.
In our Bakhtiari panel rugs, classic design elements are arranged in panels that seem to float on the contrasting monochrome field. Similar to classic Bakhtiari rugs, natural colors and hand-spun wool were used in their production so that, despite their intensity, they appear pleasantly discreet and resemble their classic counterparts, in terms of workmanship and style.
The so-called field pattern of this Bakhtiari Panel Design Rug is reminiscent of a lushly overgrown garden with geometrically structured, individually bordered flowerbeds. This design is distinctive, which is why field design rugs are also called garden rugs in German. The individual panels of the design of this Bakhtiari Panel Design Rug show different motifs, but follow a strictly symmetrical, rectangular arrangement.
There is a reason for this: large parts of Persia and many other regions of the Middle and Near East are desert or steppe-like arid areas, in which so-called irrigation horticulture is often practiced. Water is brought to the beds through small irrigation channels. Field patterns reflect this irrigation system in a very simplified way. Due to drought in these regions, flowering and green gardens are also a characteristic of it. The field pattern is therefore probably due to the desire to bring a little garden and thus a little paradise into the house. In Koran the term garden, a word of ancient Persian origins, appears very often as an earthly counterpart to paradise.
The background of this Bakhtiari Panel Design Rug is rusty red. The border features beige, dark blue and rusty red.
The technique used to produce the materials of the pile of this Bakhtiari Panel Design Rug is over 200 years old. The wool is dyed with natural colors and spun by hand. Dyeing with natural or vegetable dyes is more complicated, expensive and time-consuming than dyeing with chemical dyes. For a bright red, for example, you would need about one kilogram of ground madder root per kilogram of wool as dye. For a strong, not too pale yellow, you would need two kilograms of the dye madder per kilogram of wool. Also spinning wool is time-consuming and labor-intensive. In addition, fewer and fewer people are able to hand spin wool.
But the effort is worth it: By dyeing with natural dyes, the high-quality wool retains its natural fat content. Wool dyed with natural colors and spun by hand creates fascinating, iridescent patterns. The charm of hand-spun wool with its slight irregularities and natural hues unfolds as a contrasting element in modern interiors, but also in rooms that are furnished in a more traditional or country house style. The weft and warp threads of this Bakhtiari Panel Design Rug are made of cotton. This versatile material is tear-resistant and stretchable and, therefore, ideal for a durable backing fabric.