Rare fine antique collectable Afshar rug
This Fine antique Afshar rug is the best of its type. Perhaps woven around 1850 it is Beautifully drawn light blue tulips trellises connect on a rare Saffron field. The inner filed of this Afshar Master piece rug is perfectly imperfect and asymmetrical without falling out of balance. The border consists of floral medallions reminiscent of its field tulips on a very soft indigo blue back ground. Two ends are woven and preserved looking like a rainbow. It has 7 minor borders represent the seven heavens. There are small bees on the border between the floral medallions representing natures giving and sweetness of life.
The rug is a classic style and this rug is a best of type piece. The color is excellent, it is well drawn, and in excellent condition for its age.
This Fine Antique Afshar Rug is similar to antique Caucasian rugs in their rug colors and styles. Using geometric patterns, medallions with diamond patterns and pomegranate vases. Common colors include crimson, saffron gold, ivory, burnt orange and sienna. The design and colors used in Afshar rugs are reflective of the influences from outside regions making these highly stylized and unique rugs.
Size: 4’3 x 4’6
also spelled Awshar or Afşar, are one of the Oghuz Turkic peoples. These originally nomadic Oghuz tribes moved from Central Asia and initially settled in what is now Iranian Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan Republic, Eastern Turkey. Later some of them relocated by the Safavids to Khurasan, Kerman and Mazandaran. Today, they are variously grouped as a branch of the Azerbaijanis, Turkmens or Turkomans.
Afshars in Iran remain a largely nomadic group, with tribes in central Anatolia, northern Iran, and Azerbaijan. They were the source of the Afsharid, Karamanid dynasties, Baku Khanate, Zanjan Khanate and Urmia Khanate.
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