4' x 9'4" Antique Afshar Runner

4' x 9'4" Antique Afshar Runner

1,700.00

Hand knotted with vegetable dyed wool, from the 1870s From the nomadic Afshar weavers, this runner from circa 1890 is quite the tribal, Persian runner. It was hand knotted in the region of Shiraz, Iran. The runner has wool on wool foundation that is pretty soft and floppy, and it features 4 center medallions, along with numerous animals that are woven in, which are quite symbolic elements! 

The stylized animal aesthetic truly illustrates the culture, history and heritage of these nomad weavers and makes this runner very much a folk art item. This rug is in great condition, with normal, expected wear, congruent to its age and history. 

Hand knotted with vegetable dyed wool, 
From the 1870s
Size: 9'4" x 4'

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