Persian "Chahar Shotur" Bakhtiari Rug
Size: 4'5"x 6'7"
Pile Material: Wool pile on Cotton foundation
Country of Origin: Persia/Iran
Age: Semi-Antique ~1940s
Bakhtiari garden panel design rug from mid 1940s likely from Kurdish village of Chahar Shotur (Persian: Four Camels) in Chahar Mahal area of province ~ 60 miles southeast of Isfahan. Eye catching, richly saturated, vegetal-dyed colors in "kishti " or compartment design rows of interlinked cartouches. Peter Stone, peer-respected expert for his contributions to rug literature, asserts that "the motif derives from a group of Persian Compartment designs of the 16th century,"* highlighting the enduring nature and appeal to artisans of this attractive and unusual design.
Cheery, artisan-grade rug of gold banded alternating motifs and colors framed with striking ivory main border. Further woven testimony of the artistic talents of Kurdish weavers' masterful use of color and design skills.
* Tribal and Village Rugs, Peter F. Stone, page 240.