Afshar Rugs

Antique Tribal Collectables from 19th Century

The name Afshar derives from the tribe who designs and creates these rugs (also known as the Avsar). They came to Persia and Turkey by way of Iran as part of the Ohguz Turkmen Confederation, which includes 24 other tribes. 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. In the 16th century, Ohguz was more of a principality, rather than a kingdom. The language is still well-preserved and spoken today by people whose ancestors originated from this tribe. Weaving has always been a major part of the artistic creativity of this tribe, and it is not likely to diminish at any time as it is traditionally taught from one generation to the next. By the twentieth century, however, their ranks had been diminished to an area in the southeast corner of Iran. Produced by nomads and villagers in southeastern Iran in the cities of Shiraz, Kerman and Yazd, these antique Persian rugs are some of the few that merge nomadic and village techniques. Despite the decline of the tribe’s stature, antique Afshar carpets uphold their once great legacy.

Afshar rugs are quite distinguishable. Using geometric patterns, medallions with diamond patterns and pomegranate vases. Common colors of Afshar rugs include crimson, saffron gold, ivory, burnt orange and sienna, reflective of the influences from outside regions making these highly stylized and unique rugs. High-quality antique Afshar rugs display deeply saturated dyeing techniques, and they almost always sparkle from the lanolin-rich wool culled from their own flocks. Typically, Afshar rugs were finished at either end with intricate flatweave and the sides with multi-colored selvedge. Classic features of these antique rugs can include three pendants at either of the two ends (mostly in Sirjan designs), multiple diamond patterns (the number of diamonds can vary within a motif) and the tribal border, which is typical of all rugs made by this tribe. In the nearby city of Shahr Babak similar carpets are manufactured, with a higher density and with more detailed patterns. Another very noticeable feature is the medium ribbed back, which is a classic trait. Many antique rugs by this tribe can be found in homes worldwide, today. Some of them are well-preserved and retain their colors quite nicely. Come and stop by our gallery to find Fine Antique Afshar carpets at 410 Olive.

 

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  • Antique Afshar Mid Century rugs and more oriental carpet 31721-2

    Antique Afshar Mid Century

    Antique Afshar Mid Century and carpets are renown for their consistently high-quality of materials and craftsmanship, along with a unique aesthetic.

    size: 3’10 x 3’6

    #31721
  • Anique Afshar Santa Barbara Design Center

    Anique Afshar

    Antique Afshar rugs and carpets are renown for their consistently high-quality of materials and craftsmanship, along with a unique aesthetic.

    4’3×5’6

    #31688
  • Kerman Afshar Antique

    Kerman Afshar Antique

    Kerman Afshar Antique carpets often has a geometrical pattern with red, orange and the hard to achieve teal/green color. The Afshar carpet is considered one of the best examples of nomadic art among carpets, with their primitive and majestic beauty.

    4×5’8

    #31684
  • Antique Persian Afshar rugs and more oriental carpet 45297-

    Antique Persian Afshar

    Antique Persian Afshar rugs are similar to antique Caucasian rugs in their rug colors and styles. Using geometric patterns and medallions with diamond patterns. Antique Afshar rug Common colors include crimson, saffron gold, ivory, burnt orange and sienna.

    Size: 3’6 x 4’9

    #45297
  • Antique Botteh Afshar Bagface. A piece of antique woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More in Santa Barbara, California.

    Antique Botteh Afshar Bagface

    Using geometric patterns and medallions with diamond patterns. Antique Afshar rug common colors include crimson, saffron gold, ivory, burnt orange and sienna. This piece of woven carpet art is an Antique Botteh Afshar Bagface and was made for horses, donkeys and camels.

    1’7″ x 2′

    #31295
  • Antique Afshar Featuring Dragon and Phoenix Fight. A piece of antique woven carpet art sold by the Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More.

    Antique Afshar Featuring Dragon and Phoenix Fight

    This hand dyed woven antique Persian Afshar bag features a mythical fight between a dragon and a phoenix resulting in the creation of rain. A beautiful antique piece of woven carpet art. This piece of woven carpet art is an Antique Afshar Featuring Dragon and Phoenix Fight and was made for horses, donkeys and camels.

    1’3″ x 1’10”

    #31292
  • Fine Southwest Persian Afshar Bagface. A piece of woven carpet art sold by the Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More in Santa Barbara, California.

    Fine Southwest Persian Afshar Bagface

    Using geometric patterns and medallions with diamond patterns. Antique Afshar rug common colors include crimson, saffron gold, ivory, burnt orange and sienna. This piece of woven carpet art is an Afshar Botteh Bagface circa 1880 and was made for horses, donkeys and camels.

    1’7″ x 2’7″

    #31291
  • Afshar Botteh Bagface circa 1880. A piece of antique woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More in Santa Barbara, California.

    Afshar Botteh Bagface circa 1880

    Using geometric patterns and medallions with diamond patterns. Antique Afshar rug common colors include crimson, saffron gold, ivory, burnt orange and sienna. This piece of woven carpet art is an Afshar Botteh Bagface circa 1880 and was made for horses, donkeys and camels.

    1’1″ x 1’7″

    #31290
  • Antique Afshar Bag Circa 1880 Perfect Condition. A piece of genuine authentic antique woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More

    Antique Afshar Bag Circa 1880 Perfect Condition

     Using geometric patterns and medallions with diamond patterns. Antique Afshar rug common colors include crimson, saffron gold, ivory, burnt orange and sienna. This piece of woven carpet art is an Antique Afshar Bag Circa 1880 Perfect Condition was made for horses, donkeys and camels.

    2’2″ x 2’6″

    #36569CN777
  • Antique W. Persian Jaf Kurd. Rugs & More in the Santa Barbara Design Center. This is a very well woven bagface, making the old bagfaces very rare.

    Antique W. Persian Jaf Kurd

    Antique W. Persian Jaf Kurd

    “Jaf” refers to a tribe who speak the Jaf dialect of Jaffi, and are the largest Kurdish tribe in the Middle East. Jaf Kurdish rugs feature an intricate diamond lattice pattern, as seen on this Unique Rare Jaf Kurd Rug Circa 1860s. This particular type of rug is highly sought after because the quality of the older weaving is very high, and has only declined with time, making the old rugs very rare.

    Size: 2’5″ x 3′

    #30770
  • Fine Tribal Afshar Rug santa barbara design center rugs and more oriental carpet

    Fine Tribal Afshar Rug

    Fine Tribal Afshar rugs are similar to antique Caucasian rugs in their rug colors and styles. Using geometric patterns and medallions with diamond patterns. Antique Afshar rug Common colors include crimson, saffron gold, ivory, burnt orange and sienna.

    Size:5’2 x 6’2

    #30746
  • Antique Afshar Traditional Boteh Rug. A piece of genuine authentic antique woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center, Rugs and More.

    Antique Afshar Traditional Boteh Rug

    The Botteh rug motif is a common element of antique Caucasian rugs. Botteh, or paisley as it is known in the Western world, originated in Persian. The word means bush, shrub, thicket, or bramble. The motif was a major textile pattern in Ancient Persia. Antique Afshar rug common colors include crimson, saffron gold, ivory, burnt orange and sienna.

    3’10” x 5′

    #30736
  • Antique Persian Afshar Rug Circa 1880. A piece of genuine authentic antique woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More.

    Antique Persian Afshar Rug Circa 1880

    Antique Persian Afshar rugs are similar to antique Caucasian rugs in their rug colors and styles. Using geometric patterns and medallions with diamond patterns. Antique Afshar rug Common colors include crimson, saffron gold, ivory, burnt orange and sienna.

    3’8″ x 4’2″

    #30730
  • Antique Intricate Boteh Afshar Rug. A piece of genuine authentic antique woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center, Rugs and More.

    Antique Intricate Botteh Afshar Rug

    The Botteh rug motif is a common element of antique Caucasian rugs. Botteh, or paisley as it is known in the Western world, originated in Persian. The word means bush, shrub, thicket, or bramble. The motif was a major textile pattern in Ancient Persia. Antique Afshar rug common colors include crimson, saffron gold, ivory, burnt orange and sienna.

    4’10” x 7’3″

    #30658
  • Fine Antique Afshar Rug. A genuine authentic antique piece of woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center, Rugs and More.

    Fine Antique Afshar Rug

    Antique Persian Afshar rugs are similar to antique Caucasian rugs in their rug colors and styles. Using geometric patterns and medallions with diamond patterns. Antique Afshar rug Common colors include crimson, saffron gold, ivory, burnt orange and sienna.

    4’10” x 6’6″

    #44934
  • Rare 1870s Antique Boteh Afshar. A piece of authentic genuine antique woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center, Rugs and More.

    Rare 1870s Antique Botteh Afshar

    The Botteh motif is a common element of antique Caucasian rugs. Botteh, or paisley as it is known in the Western world, originated in Persian. The word means bush, shrub, thicket, or bramble. The motif was a major textile pattern in Ancient Persia. Antique Afshar rug Common colors include crimson, saffron gold, ivory, burnt orange and sienna.

    5’10” x 6’4″

    #30652
  • Antique Afshar Rug Circa 1870s. A piece of authentic genuine antique woven carpet art sold by the Santa Barbara Design Center, Rugs and More.

    Antique Afshar Rug Circa 1870s

    Rare 19th century tribal rug from the nomadic Afshar people of Southwest Iran. Woven Ca. 1870.

    5′ x 8’8″

    #35028
  • Antique Persian Afshar Rug Circa 1880. A piece of genuine authentic woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More.

    Beautiful Antique Persian Afshar Rug Circa 1880

    Antique Persian Afshar rugs are similar to antique Caucasian rugs in their rug colors and styles. Using geometric patterns and medallions with diamond patterns. Antique Afshar rug Common colors include crimson, saffron gold, ivory, burnt orange and sienna.

    5′ x 6′

    #30250
  • Antique Handwoven Persian Afshar Botteh Rug

    Antique Handwoven Persian Afshar Botteh Rug

    ntique Handwoven Persian Afshar Botteh Rug

    Antique Persian Afshar rugs are similar to antique Caucasian rugs in their rug colors and styles. Using geometric patterns and medallions with diamond patterns. Antique Afshar rug Common colors include crimson, saffron gold, ivory, burnt orange and sienna.

    4’4″ x 5′

    #30242
  • Rare Antique Persian Afshar Rug. A piece of genuine handwoven carpet art. Sold by Santa Barbara Design Center, Rugs and More.

    Rare Antique Persian Afshar Rug

    Rare Antique Persian Afshar Rug

    Antique Persian Afshar rugs are similar to antique Caucasian rugs in their rug colors and styles. Using geometric patterns, medallions with diamond patterns and pomegranate vases. Antique Afshar rug Common colors include crimson, saffron gold, ivory, burnt orange and sienna.

    3’5″ x 3’8″

    #30240
  • An antique Persian Afshar rug featuring a diamond pattern. A piece of genuine original woven carpet art sold by the Santa Barbara Design Center.

    Antique Persian Afshar Rug Featuring Diamond Pattern

    Antique Persian Afshar rugs are similar to antique Caucasian rugs in their rug colors and styles. Using geometric patterns, medallions with diamond patterns and pomegranate vases. Antique Afshar rug Common colors include crimson, saffron gold, ivory, burnt orange and sienna.

    4′ x 5’4″

    #36233
  • Antique Persian Afshar Floral Rug

    Antique Persian Afshar Floral Rug

    Antique Persian Afshar with All Over Floral Genuine Woven Carpet

    4’1″ x 4’6″

    P.O.R

    #30183
  • Very Antique Persian Afshar rug The Oldest Afshar We Have Genuine Authentic Woven Carpet Art Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More

    Antique Persian Afshar Rug

    Very Antique Persian Afshar The Oldest Afshar We Have. Hand made of natural wool and dyes.

    P.O.R

    4’2 “x 5’6”

    #30181
  • Antique Persian Afshar Herati Rug Genuine Authentic Intricate Woven Carpet Art Santa Barbara Design Center and Rugs and More

    Antique Persian Afshar Herati Rug

    Antique Persian Afshar Herati Rug Genuine Woven Carpet. Antique Persian Afshar Herati Rug are similar to antique Caucasian rugs in their rug colors and styles. Using geometric patterns, medallions with diamond patterns and pomegranate vases. Antique Afshar rug Common colors include crimson, saffron gold, ivory, burnt orange and sienna.

    P.O.R

    4′ x 6′

    #30176
  • Antique Persian Afshar Medallion Botteh Genuine Woven Carpet Art Authentic Intricate Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More

    Antique Persian Afshar Medallion Botteh

    Antique Persian Afshar Medallion Botteh.Antique Persian Afshar Medallion Botteh are similar to antique Caucasian rugs in their rug colors and styles. Using geometric patterns, medallions with diamond patterns and pomegranate vases. Antique Afshar rug Common colors include crimson, saffron gold, ivory, burnt orange and sienna.

    P.O.R

    4′ x 6′

    #30170
  • Rare Persian Proto Afshar Rug Circa 1850s Genuine Authentic Intricate Woven Carpet Art Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More

    Rare Persian Proto Afshar Rug Circa 1850s

    Rare Persian Proto Afshar Rug Circa 1850s Genuine Authentic Intricate Woven Carpet Art

    3’9″ x 6′

    P.O.R

    #30167
  • Antique Afshar Persian French Flowers Rug Authentic Genuine Intricate Woven Carpet Art Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More

    Antique Afshar Persian French Flowers Rug

    Antique Afshar Persian French Flowers Rug are similar to antique Caucasian rugs in their rug colors and styles. Using geometric patterns, medallions with diamond patterns and pomegranate vases.

    4′ x 4’5″

    P.O.R

    #30165
  • Antique Afshar Rug

    P.O.R

    6’3 x 10’7

    Antique Afshar rug are similar to antique Caucasian rugs in their rug colors and styles. Using geometric patterns, medallions with diamond patterns and pomegranate vases. Antique Afshar rug Common colors include crimson, saffron gold, ivory, burnt orange and sienna.

    #29869
  • Antique Mid Century Persian Afshar Botteh Circa 1850 Genuine Authentic Woven Carpet Art Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More

    Antique Mid Century Persian Afshar Botteh Circa 1850

    Antique Mid Century Persian Afshar Botteh Circa 1850 Genuine Authentic Woven Carpet Art

    3’8″ x 5’4″

    #30135
  • Antique afshar rug santa barbara design center

    Antique Afshar Rug

    4’1 x 4’9

    Antique Afshar rug are similar to antique Caucasian rugs in their rug colors and styles. Using geometric patterns, medallions with diamond patterns and pomegranate vases. Antique Afshar rug Common colors include crimson, saffron gold, ivory, burnt orange and sienna.

    #29866

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