Bakhtiari Runner

Rug #1152
Size: 361 x 116 cm / 11.8 x 3.8 ft
Handwoven in: 


Baktiari Runner Medallion design Wool Pile

This Persian Bakhtiari runner is published in;

THE PERSIAN CARPET, ‘The Fabric of Life’, Essie Sakhai, Woodbridge, 2008.

pl. 222, p. 278.

An unusual Bakhtiari gabbeh from Fars from the early-20th century. The majority of Bakhtiari pile weavings are from the Chahar Mahal Valley west of Esfahan; this rare gabbeh, however, is from further to the south west. Almost all Fars gabbeh, thickly piled ‘ peasant’ rugs with naïve designs, are by the Qashqa’i tribes but certain elements of the design of this example, particularly the main border with its multi-coloured diagonal stripes, the form of the central yellow medallion and the gol farangi elements are all far more typical of the Bakhtiari, as is the overall palette.



Bakhtiari Runner. This piece was handwoven in Bakhtiari , Iran. For further information please contact us and our team will be pleased to assist you. All pieces in the collection are under the auspices of Essie Sakhai, one of the world’s foremost experts and collectors of fine handmade Persian rugs and carpets.