185cm x 90cm
100% Handmade Wool Pile on Cotton
Approx. 200,000 knots per square meter
Approx. date: 1980's
Five central near-iridescent baby blue Gül medallions (a common, usually octagonal Turkmen tribal design element) dominate this Bokhara’s main field. A further five intricate concentric bands surround this central motif with superb geometric ornament. Subtlety coloured duck grey and vibrant orange (particular attention should be paid to thicker, third floral orange band) the framing bands are perfectly compliment by the soft blue in this Bokhara's main field.
Bokhara rugs were originally created by the Tekke tribes (modern days Uzbekistan) and traded through the market town of Bokhara where they gained their name. However, due to the popularity of the design saw larger portions of Central Asia begin to produce variations of the original design. In more recent times, the most luxurious and popular Bokhara's arguably come from Pakistan, which are prized for their particularly soft pile - and this piece is no exception.
Bokhara rugs are usually very red and brown heavy; and this work convincingly breaks the mould. The unusual colours compliment each other wonderfully and the duck greys in particular seem to acquire an iridescence in certain lighting. Like all well-crafted handmade rugs this piece can scatter through different shades and hues as you circle it, arguably giving a charming sense of character.
This Pakistani Bokhara is in an excellent condition. It maintains a great pile integrity, there is only very limited signs of previous use and no harsh staining. The fringes also remain in an excellent condition. If you would like to know anything more about this attractive little piece do not hesitate to contact any of our team at Rugspa.ie, and we shall endeavour to answer your questions.