A 1940s Afshar flatweave sofreh from the Kerman district in south east Persia.
Sofreh rugs were woven to be laid on the ground for food to be served on top. For modern use, their almost square dimensions make them particularly useful for small spaces where they may fit more easily than the more usual rectangular shape.
The field composed of brocaded bands of different widths with geometric and hooked medallion design. Dark brown band to each side with a row of diamond shaped medallions; striped flatweave ends.
Good condition. A robust piece that would stand up to children.
140 x 131cm