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Lot 6009

Tribal Antique Persian Afshar Rug 5 ft 5 in x 4 ft 1 in (1.65 m x 1.24 m)

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

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$100 $100
$1,000 $250
$5,000 $500
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$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
Tribal Antique Cypress Tree Design Blue Persian Afshar Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Turn of the 20th Century

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The magnificent tribal antique Persian Afshar rugs are celebrated for their unique blending of tribal and village traditions of rug making. This particular Afshar, a small size rug that is nevertheless sure to be the focal point of any room, is a fantastic example of the traditional Afshar rug weaving style. The soft yet happy rug colors of this delightful tribal antique Persian Afshar rug have soften over the one hundred years since this rug was initially came off the carpet weaving loom. The tribal design invites you to stroll among the cypress trees in this abundant garden. The rustic borders create the feeling of a garden wall and draw attention to the all over design of the field of this spectacular antique Persian rug.

The cypress tree is one of the oldest living trees on earth, with some going back several thousand years. For this reason, this evergreen is often used to depict the ideal of everlasting life, or the afterlife. It is similar in meaning to the tree of life that is found throughout many cultures around the world. Cypress trees often form the upright formal elements in Persian gardens, as depicted in the design of this rich and colorful piece.

The lovely blue background of this beautiful antique rug allows the colors of the plants and trees to stand out brilliantly. The garden is filled with many types of flowers and plants, all of which have their own special meaning. The trees draw the eye vertically, making this fascinating small size tribal rug appear to be longer in length than it truly is. It is designed to give the impression that you are looking at a formal garden of cypress trees and to evoke a sense of the sublime.

This is a spectacular smaller size antique Persian tribal Afshar rug. Just looking at this captivating antique tribal rug delights the senses and creates a feeling of joy, or perhaps provides a space for quiet reflection. Either way, it is a wonderful addition to any office, public space or home interior decor.


Lot # 6009 is in a good condition. The pile is low with minor scattered areas of wear. The two ends have the original kilims and they are secured. The sides are original and secured. no dryness in the foundation. This lot is clean and floor ready.. Please contact our rug experts at or call us for any questions you may have at 212.545.8029.

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