Persian Afshar rugs and carpets

These rugs are made by a section of the tribe which lives a semi-nomadic life between Shiraz and Kerman. There are two other smaller Afshar groups, one near Bijar and the other near lake Urmia. The Afshar tribe was among those listed as the clans of Turkoman Oghuz in the eleventh century by Mahmud Kashghari. Nadir Shar who was Shar of Iran from 1736 to 1747 was an Afshar. Afshar rugs are highly respected and collectable, and are distinctive in both design and weave.
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