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Persian fellow deer is a kind of deer native to Iran’s mountains which has been depicted on Persian carpets for millenniums.

Persian rug fallow are physically larger than fallow, and their robust antlers are bigger and less palmate. The stags’ ocher coat spotted usually with golden dots.



                                                                                                                                                             Persian in Pazyryk Rug

Procession of Persian fallow deer adorned the Pazyryk, the oldest piled rug found ever. Stout stags graze on a light jade frame which surrounded the main ground of the ancient rug.



                                                             Persian deer in Sasanid rug

Sasanid and early Islamic woven pieces found have also depictions of rested in row or walking in procession or standing confronted in pairs. Not all the stags depicted on those pieces are Persian fellow deer. Some of which are ordinary and also roe (shuka) which is native to the Caspian region.

The stag motif maintained its popularity throughout the history. In hunting and preying scenes pictured on city-woven rugs, have always a place. The best examples of these rather naturalistic interpretations of could be found in royal rugs woven in the Safavid workshops. motif is also prevalent in tribal Persian rugs, chiefly pieces woven by The Zagros folks, such as Bakhtiari and Qashqai weavers. In such pieces the motif tends to be simplified and stylized mostly with geometric rendering.


                                                      Animals Peacock/Deer, Gabbeh Shiraz Persian Area Rug



Yarkand rug

Carpets depicted in Memling’s paintings mostly designed with a motif characterized by hooked lines radiating from a central denticulate body, usually framed by a linear octagon. These hooked lines usually called ram horns by the weavers


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