Antique Afshar 183x146cms


This Afshari tribal rug is obviously made on a fixed strong and static village loom, the construction being so fine and dense. These settled Afshars are the descendants of a once royal house. Nadir Shah Afshar unified Persia in the first half of the 18th century and stole the Koh-i-Noor diamond from the Delhi Moghuls. The free open design and evocative motifs hint to early tribal origins, the Seljuks and the Qizilbash Turks from Central Asia. Fascinating. Map ref:,+Kerman+Province,+Iran/@29.1875008,55.8401991,8.11z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x3efffab4abf68ec7:0x563d30021cc1bb84!8m2!3d29.4586676!4d55.6714051