Persian Baktiari 11×15 Rug 14159
Persian Baktiari 11×15 Rug 14159. Persian Baktiari area rug four season design.
Size: 11′ x 15′ 3″
Originally the rugs were woven by nomadic Bakhtiari settled communities in west central Iran. The rugs are based on a cotton foundation with a wool weft. Patterns for the rugs are usually floral or garden inspired. Other times, animals and plants are used as acting symbols. Another feature is a decorated field with lattice designs and floral ornaments. Natural dyes are used in shades of white, red, brown, green and yellow. These rugs are unique because of their specific weaving techniques and use of high quality materials, colors and patterns. They have played an important historical role in reviving the tradition of carpet weaving after periods of decline. They are also distinguished by their fine wool, beautiful colors and traditional patterns. Nomadic and village weavers often produce rugs with bolder coarser designs, this is considered most authentic and traditional. Carpet weaving still plays a major part in the economy of modern Iran. Modern production is characterized by the revival of natural dyes, the reintroduction of tribal patterns, combined with modern and innovative designs, woven in the centuries old technique. Hand woven Persian carpets and rugs are regarded as objects of high artistic value and prestige from the first time they were mentioned by ancient Greek writers until today. This rug has an all-around border with a white, leaf like design. In the center there is a repeated diamond design with a unique floral motif in each one. It is a classic combination of a priceless antique, yet very contemporary