Sirjan Afshar Rugs

Examples of Sirjan Afshar Rugs & Carpets

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.




Afshar flatwoven ru-korssi, south Persia, Sirjan district about 1900-20,3ft.7in. 1.09m. sq.

Slight wear to plainweave centre, three small patches, small stain.




Kerman area, south central Persia about 1900,

4ft.11in. x 3ft.11in. 1.50m. x 1.20m.

Overall wear, heavy in places




Persian Sirjan Afshar Rug




5 by 6 foot Sirjan Afshari Rug

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. Nadir Khan Afshari ruled Persia but his reign was so problem filled that his men killed him and the political power of the Afshar tribe was split up.