2018 Exhibitor Images: Tribal and Textile Show - Objects of Art Shows
During the 19th century, the central medallion format, 
complete with complimentary corner pieces, was generally 
a design of large, formal workshop carpets. The nomadic 
weaver of this Afshar rug was inspired by the classic layout, 
but transformed it with her native, vibrantly colorful aesthetic. 
She dispensed with the classical formality, and instead focused 
on the purity of naturally derived color and added charmingly drawn 
animals to roam the indigo field. This rug exemplifies the 
true spirit of Afshar weaving. 
Courtesy of Peter Pap Oriental Rugs, San Francisco, CA

During the 19th century, the central medallion format,
complete with complimentary corner pieces, was generally
a design of large, formal workshop carpets. The nomadic
weaver of this Afshar rug was inspired by the classic layout,
but transformed it with her native, vibrantly colorful aesthetic.
She dispensed with the classical formality, and instead focused
on the purity of naturally derived color and added charmingly drawn
animals to roam the indigo field. This rug exemplifies the
true spirit of Afshar weaving.
Courtesy of Peter Pap Oriental Rugs, San Francisco, CA

During the 19th centurythe central medallion formatcomplete with complimentary corner pieceswas generally a design of largeformal workshop carpets. The nomadic weaver of this Afshar rug was inspired by the classic layoutbut transformed it with her nativevibrantly colorful aesthetic. She dispensed with the classical formalityand instead focused on the purity of naturally derived color and added charmingly drawn animals to roam the indigo field. This rug exemplifies the true spirit of Afshar weaving.