Very collectible handmade semi antique Persian Afshar rug from Sirjan. Size 3.7x4.11 feet, made of fine quality baby lamb's wool pile on cotton foundation, all natural vegetable dye, incorporating a beautiful all over tribal specific floral pattern on a light background and contrasted beautifully by an intricately done multilayered floral border. Hand woven in Sirjan, iran. This is an Afshar rug from Sirjan. Sirjan is the main collection point for the large Afshar production area between Shiraz and Kerman. This rug is thick, durable, and uses the traditional pattern of the Sirjan area. This size in an almost square format is traditional with this type of Afshar tribal rug. The Afshar were a principle tribe of the Oghuz and were an important Kizil Bash tribe during the Safavid dynasty. The approximate year of origin: 1985-1995"