#7716 Bakhtiari Luri Runner
This circa 1890 Bakhtiari Luri Runner Oriental Rug measures 3’8” X 16’3” (112 x 195 cm). It has a beautifully drawn boteh design which is repeated up the field of the rug. The boteh is in a pale coral color and looks like it is entering the bottom of a flower which is in two shades of red and seems to be growing out of a vine at the base. The field is surrounded by a stunning white ground border containing flowers in a single blossom motif inside a green semi cartouche. Each of these flowers is separated by a large bouquet. I have never seen this border before. The rug is stunning. The ends and sides are complete. The border is showing minor wear in places. The field unfortunately is mostly evenly low especially in the blue. The buyer pays the shipping which includes insurance.