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Fine Bakhtiar Shal Shotor

Fine Bakhtiar Shal Shotor

  • Number 443

  • Material Wool

  • Style Medallion

  • Origin Bakhtiari

  • Type Tribal

  • Size 227 x 154

  • Age 1900

Story

Some of the finest ever Bakhtiari rugs were woven in the town of Shal Shotor, uphill in the Zagros mountains. I was quite impressed by its rugged topography and formidably raw greenery when I visited many years ago. A few Khans of the tribe set up private weaving workshops there to produce high quality rugs on their behalf and this is one of them. It survives in mint condition, right down to the full end kilims with braided fringes. The dye materials are as awesome 🤩 as you would expect from such a fine Bakhtiari. The greens and blues are worldbeaters. Chunky wool and a great size.

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