BAKHTIARI GARDEN COMPARTMENT RUG
4' 4" x 6' 9" Late 19th Century
BAKHTIARI GARDEN COMPARTMENT RUG, Central Persian
4' 4" x 6' 9"
Late 19th Century
(Connoisseur-Caliber) This 125-year-old Persian Bakhtiari rug is absolutely charming, featuring an especially whimsical interpretation of a traditional "Garden Compartment" design in an exquisite array of brilliant colors. Continual variation in outline and proportion of the compartment pattern creates an irrepressible seemingly spontaneous energy. Splendid scarlet, burnished gold and brilliantly abrashed sapphire blue demonstrate this tribal people's mastery of the art of saturated dyeing. Very few art-level 19th century Bakhtiari rugs have survived, especially in such outstanding condition, and this area size gem is certainly among the most precious pieces that remain from this pre-commercial period. Learn About This Rug Type