This rug was handmade in the villages of Bakhtiari, which is located in central Iran. Bakhtiari rugs are among the most prized Persian rugs. The entire process of rug making – including cleaning, washing and dyeing the wool, and then weaving the rug – is done traditionally by the village weavers who source the wool from local villages. This particular rug was woven in the 1940s. Today there are nearly 200 villages producing unique rug designs and keeping these traditions alive into the 21st century.
Herat Oriental works with over 2,000 village weavers to create beautiful, authentic, handmade rugs. The majority of the weavers are women, who live in the villages of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Persia and India. As we grow, we are able to create more jobs for female weavers who otherwise would not have the opportunity to do so. The community also thrives from rug weaving as the local farmers benefit from wool sales, and the local artisans create natural and vegetable dyes for the weavers to use in their designs. Due to the handmade nature of our rugs, the size may vary from as advertised by 3-4 inches. Regular vacuuming and annual professional cleaning will keep your rug looking new for years to come.