Afshar Wool Rug
9'4" x 5'
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New Rugs Are Of The Highest Quality In Its Category And Are Handpicked Overseas By The Bashir Family
A Brief History of Afshar Carpets
The Afshar are a Turkish-speaking people originally from Azerbaijan, of which some are now settled and a few are semi-nomadic peoples. Although they were pushed out of their homelands dating as far bask as the sixteenth century, to this day their designs still clearly show a strong influences of Azerbaijan, as well as a discernible Caucasian influence. The multiple border designs are repeated within the rugs, incorporating stylized flowers, animal motifs and symbols in a great variety of colours passed down through the centuries. The weavers of these rugs rely on their memory for the pattern of these rugs. The example illustrated is a flame design, whose delightful use of golden yellow, red and black makes it easily recognizable as an Afshar. Afshar carpets are slightly more subdued than those of the Qashqai, who are their neighbours in Western Persia. Afshar rugs are square in shape with a deeply ribbed back. To read more about iranian rugs and their history, visit our Persian Rugs section.