Because of its distinctive pattern, the best known variation of Bakhtiari designs is the paneled-garden variation. The field of the rug is divided into compartments or panels, containing individual motifs or patterns. Often a set of 3-4 compartments is repeated throughout the field. Although named after a region in Iran near Isfahan called Bakhtiari, the origins of the design lie with a mixed group of nomads and villagers of Luri, Kurdish,...more
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