Bakhtiari people are a noble, ancient tribe surviving in the Chahar Mahal region of south-central Iran.
Primitive Bakhtiari rugs frequently have a checkerboard or garden pattern decorated with trees-of-life, birds, flowers and animals, sometimes realistic, sometimes abstract.
Generally these are woven with a Turkish knot. But some very beautiful floral patterns are still produced in the principal town of Shahr Kurd with the Persian knot, showing long, exaggerated medallions reminiscent of an earlier Isfahan style.
Color schemes include many shades of brown, rust, yellow ochre, bottle green, beige, dark blue and red.