Bakhtiar

160 x 243 cm
Handknotted
Unique
The nomadic Bakhtiari people live in the Zagros Mountains around the town of Shahar-e-Kurd, west of the city of Isfahan. Bakhtiar or Bakthiari carpets are considered to be among the most popular and durable of nomadic carpets. They are made with high quality w...Read more
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The colours of the carpet look different depending on the angle from which you look at it.

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Article numberVAN1014
Production typeHandknotted
Size160 x 243 cm
Thickness9 mm
OriginIran
AgeOld 20-50 years
WarpWool
PileCotton
Knots per m²~ 160 000 / m²
The nomadic Bakhtiari people live in the Zagros Mountains around the town of Shahar-e-Kurd, west of the city of Isfahan. Bakhtiar or Bakthiari carpets are considered to be among the most popular and durable of nomadic carpets. They are made with high quality wool from the sheep of the tribe, sheep that have grazed high in the mountains which makes the wool fat and shiny. The Bakhtiari weavers fetch much of their inspiration from nature and the most typical pattern is known as the ”garden” (Khesti) pattern in which the carpet is divided into repeating squares in which flowers and animals are. Carpets with central medallions, tree of life motifs also occur, mostly influenced by Isfahan carpets. The carpets are very stable and durable, beaten very hard during production which results in a thick and solid carpet. Bakhtiar carpets are suitable for high trafficked areas such as hallways and entrances, and are sometimes said to be a way of bringing nature into the house.
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