7) Afshar rug with Cypress trees

7) Afshar rug with Cypress trees


The Cypress tree, a symbol of agelessness and longevity in Iranian culture, is seen throughout Iranian woven art, most prominently in South Persian pile rugs. This example, woven by the Afshar people near the city of Kerman, stands out for its use of a white ground, a feature which amplifies the rapturous quality of the field drawing.

  • Condition - Fair. Complete and all original with wear as visible.

  • Size - 4’11' x 4’2”

  • Age - 19th century

  • Technical information - Wool pile. Wool warp and cotton weft. Symmetrically knotted.

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