Large very old tribal medallion rug from the Zagros Mountains of Southwest Iran.
Very good overall condition with some wear on the wool pile, mainly on one end in the purplish color.
Despite some wear, this is very solid rug that can still handle most anything thrown at it.
A geometric rug woven with traditional Qashqai medallions, and an array of floating icons in the field.
The primary color is brick red with bold blue, green, purple, white, and orange.
Signed by the weaver with the name Shefahi.
Woven from 100% natural wool — including the warp and weft — this is a fairly rigid rug. Suitable for a high foot traffic area of the home.
Last photo with Morgan silver dollar displays the back of the rug.
The exact size is 8 ft. 5 in. by 6 ft. 2 in. 1940s.
The Qashqai are a confederation of 5 distinct tribal groups who banded together in a political alliance in the 19th century.
Another confederation — the Khamseh (which means 5 in Arabic) — formed in the 19th century as a counterbalance to the Qashqai. The rugs of all of these tribes are quite similar in many respects.
Shipping will be $55 within the continental U.S.
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