Tribal Carpets

Tribal Persian carpets are weavings of nomadic and semi-nomadic people. From the nomadic desert tribes to the mountain villages, these striking designs are made with hand-spun wool and natural dyes.

TRIBAL & VILLAGE CARPETS

REF-E2853
SIZE: 240×150 cm
PERISAN YALLAMEH
WOOL & WOOL

TRIBAL & VILLAGE CARPETS

REF-E2864
SIZE: 295×210 cm
PERSIAN HERIZ
WOOL & COTTON

TRIBAL & VILLAGE CARPETS

REF-E2865
SIZE: 305×210 cm
PERSIAN HERIZ
WOOL & COTTON

TRIBAL & VILLAGE CARPETS

REF-E2866
SIZE: 305×210 cm
PERSIAN HERIZ
WOOL & COTTON

TRIBAL & VILLAGE CARPETS

REF-E2871
SIZE: 417×332 cm
PERSIAN NANAS
WOOL & COTTON

TRIBAL & VILLAGE CARPETS

REF-E2872
SIZE: 442×296 cm
PERSIAN NANAS
WOOL & COTTON

TRIBAL & VILLAGE CARPETS

REF-N0389
SIZE: 210X138 cm
PERSIAN MEYMEH
WOOL & COTTON

TRIBAL & VILLAGE CARPETS

REF-N0811
SIZE: 320×137 cm
PERSIAN HAMADAN
WOOL & COTTON

TRIBAL & VILLAGE CARPETS

REF-Z1965
SIZE: 160X125 cm
PERSIAN AFSHARI
WOOL & COTTON

TRIBAL & VILLAGE CARPETS

REF-N2657
SIZE: 212X153 cm
INDO QASHGAI
WOOL & WOOL

TRIBAL & VILLAGE CARPETS

REF-N2669
SIZE: 234X175 cm
AFGHAN MAZAR-E-SHARIF
WOOL & WOOL

TRIBAL & VILLAGE CARPETS

REF-N2677
SIZE: 195X155 cm
AFGHAN MAZAR-E-SHARIF
WOOL & WOOL

TRIBAL & VILLAGE CARPETS

REF-N2689
SIZE: 200X128 cm
RUSSIAN AZARBAIJAN
WOOL & WOOL

TRIBAL & VILLAGE CARPETS

REF-N2690
SIZE: 200X123 cm
PERSIAN QASHGAI SOFRA
WOOL & WOOL

TRIBAL & VILLAGE CARPETS

REF-N2701
SIZE: 200X300 cm
AFGHAN KARGAHI
WOOL & WOOL

TRIBAL & VILLAGE CARPETS

PERSIAN SHIRAZ KILIM
WOOL & WOOL

TRIBAL & VILLAGE CARPETS

REF-Z1995
SIZE: 186X126 cm
PAKISTAN-MORI
WOOL & COTTON

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Tribal carpets are made in traditional designs for traditional uses, primarily individuals and their families. These carpets are constructed on collapsible, horizontal looms and thus are often smaller (narrower) than village or city carpets. They are distinctive for their simplistic, dramatic colour schemes and angular designs. Most designs are passed down from generation to generation and are often executed from memory, usually consisting of repeated motifs. Due to the itinerant nature of these tribes, dyeing and weaving are often started in one place, disrupted when the tribe travels and finished in another location, resulting in uneven coloration and sometimes lopsided designs and shapes however this doesn’t detract the beauty of the carpet. Each carpet is made entirely unique, reflecting the personality, customs and aesthetics of the weaver. The value of the tribal Persian carpet is therefore usually linked to the time and effort made to create it. The quality and availability of the materials also contribute to the value of the carpet, given that the tribes may not be able to get the same materials in different locations.

Each tribe employs different tribal motifs and patterns and each carpet is a testament to its tradition. Tribal carpet designs have an ancient lineage. The symbols found in tribal rugs and tribal weavings predates the symbolism found in some of the existing revealed religions, as proven by anthropological and archeological evidence. They include trees, snakes, dragons, birds, flowers, deconstructed and abstracted humans, geometric patterns and other elements. These symbols are not just purely decorative but can be traced back to centuries ago when they were first used to signify, represent or record important events or ideas that occurred. Some of these symbols also became more abstract as time passed.

Tribal Persian carpets even when woven for commercial purposes, by now sedentary tribes that no longer follow the nomadic life, still retain their identity of purpose. That is, each rug is made for specific use such as a prayer rug, the eating rug, the front door rug etc. Even commercial tribal carpets retain their identity of use. The most famous carpet-producing tribes are Baluchi, Qashgai, Shahsovan and Afshari.

The Orientalist’s intricate relationships with the tribes and villages mean we can provide an unsurpassed selection from very diverse regions.

The Orientalist

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