Old Persian Bakhtiari Rug

Rug #1412
Size: 235 x 160 cm / 7.7 x 5.2 ft
Handwoven in: 


Old Persian Bakhtiari Rug Medallion design | Floral Wool Pile

This Persian Bakhtiari rug is published in;

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

pl. 220, p. 278.

An attractive Bakhtiari village rug dating from the 1930s and made in one of the major Chahar Mahal weaving towns, in this case probably Shalamzar. It has what is called the gol farangi or ‘foreign flower’ pattern, other versions of which can be seen on the rugs illustrated in Plates 147, 224 and 236 etc. This name indicates that these bunches of what are, in fact, highly stylised cabbage roses, are derived from foreign, probably French, textiles, either directly or via Russian and Ukrainian textiles, which themselves copied French models and were in turn copied initially by weavers in the Karabakh (south-west Caucasus) and north-west Persia.



Old Persian Bakhtiari Rug. 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.