*All of our antique & vintage rugs are professionally cleaned prior to being listed.*
Name: Incredible Square Antique Village Tribal Afshar Rug
Size: 5.2 x 6.3
Pile: Low with patina
About: Oh so beautiful. Incredible wool pile with rich lanolin and super soft high-quality wool. VERY fine weave for a nomadic village rug, and just such an incredible color palette it's not even funny; clay, deep amber, earthy rust, deep mocha and chocolate, sensational blues, antique beige, deep forest green, teals, and more. This design is like poetry, so much symbolism and deep meaning of love; after all, 80% of the rug is made up of "boteh" seed designs, suggesting that this piece was woven by a mother. These motifs surround one of the best-looking medallions we've seen, not only because the colors have a nice contrast and it's an attractive design inside, but because the artistic asymmetrical design of the medallion is reminiscent of the ancient and highly-sought-after medallions of the old Bakshyesh rugs that are in museums and in high-end rug collectors collections. Everything about this rug is perfect, even some of the brown in the rug are oxidizing due to its age and has created this very subtle patina that is to die for. Wool pile on wool foundation speaking to its age and nomadic nature - an all-around true example of the art of weaving at it's finest.
This rug is one-of-a-kind, only one available.
Because of the nature and age of these older/antique handmade pieces, irregularities and age-related wear are likely to exist and are not considered defects.
Any questions about this rug? Don't hesitate to reach out!
We always recommend a high-quality custom cut pad for any and all rugs; these pads are made for hand-knotted rugs. They create a body and support the knots of the rug, as well as prevent it from slipping and sliding.
A note from us to you: Buying a rug is special; it's not just you finding the rug, but also the rug finding you. Think about the many coincidences that have to occur for you to find the rug of your dreams. Our rugs are woven by nomads in the villages and remote mountainous regions of the major rug weaving districts across the world. All of our rugs are genuinely old and one-of-a-kind. Like anything old and unique, they are filled with character, soul, and story. The story of a rug is something we think about a lot; who was the weaver(s)? Did they weave it for personal use, commerce, to gift, or trade? Who was the second owner, and the third!? Sometimes the little motifs and symbols in rugs can help tell the story, but we will never truly know - there's something beautiful about that. Alas, our joy is to curate these incredible pieces that speak to us, and to pass them along to their new owners to be enjoyed and cherished for many years to come; both continuing to add to the story of the rug, and to the story of the new owners.
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