Fantastic Qashqai Leopard — Cheetah Rug — 6 ft. 5 in. by 3 ft. 4 in. –$729

 

 

Wonderful condition with almost no signs of wear. Dramatic stalking gold feline on red field. Stylized flowers surround the leopard or cheetah, all framed with tan corners and black and ivory border.

Some abrash (color variegation from different dye batches) in the red field, with which the weaver creates an artistic painterly effect. A small dye diffusion, barely noticeable, from an earlier wash, is the only flaw.

Large wild cats are a traditional Qashqai motif but they almost always depict lions. In regards to condition, quality, artistic detail, this carpet is exceptional. (Out of my personal collection.)

Woven by the Qashqai tribe in the Zagros Mountains of southwest Iran. 1960s — 1970s. 100% wool. The size is  6 ft. 5 in. by 3 ft. 4 in.

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Price is $729. Shipping is $43 within the U.S.

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(Q0084       O50)

SOLD — Kurdish Tribal Bidjar Rug from Iran — 8 ft. 5 in. by 4 ft.

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Very heavy handmade runner from northern Iran. Dazzling colors across a dark field (nearly black), a central medallion and two wing medallions in navy blue, red lions, botehs (the figures that look like floating amoebas), and wide violet – rose borders.

Stylized tree-of-life motifs. These rugs are believed to symbolize the royal Persian courts of antiquity. Lions, of course, are associated with Persian history and royal leadership.

Very good condition with minor wear. Woven by Kurdish or Azeri village weavers on a home loom. Generally sold as Bijar rugs– which are dense, heavy rugs created by Kurdish weavers in western Iran. 1960s.

The boteh design originated in Kashmir, migrated into Persian rugs several centuries ago, and eventually was copied by the British textile industry to become known as Paisley (after the Scottish town where it was produced in large volumes). The boteh remains an important design element in many Persian rugs.

Exact size is 8 ft. 5 in. by 3 ft. 10 in. Natural wool woven onto cotton. Quite dense and heavy. Very good choice for high foot traffic area as it will not shift around as some carpets will if walked on vigorously.

Price is $475. Shipping $55 (very heavy rug). Or free local pickup.

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(NV0001 i13)

Fantastic Qashqai Lion and King Battle Rug — 8 ft. 2 in. by 5 ft. 4 in. — $849 SOLD

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Wonderful condition with no signs of wear. Dramatic royal hand to hand combat between lion and king. Pairs of male and female lions in each corner. The female lions (similar to white domestic cats) appear to be under attack by the male lions– echoing the center struggle. Fantastic abrash (color variegation from different dye batches) in the red field . Various birds and icons float around the center combat like mesmerized spectators.

This is a traditional Qashqai motif but rarely seen as they are the least common of the lion rugs. In regards to condition, artistic detail, and size –this is by far the best one that I’ve ever come across. (Out of my personal collection.)

This rug displays one of the most dramatic pictorial rug designs that you will encounter. Woven by the Qashqai in southwest Iran. 1970s. 100% wool. Impressive size at 8 ft, 2 in. by 5 ft. 4 in. Most of the Qashqai tribal rugs woven with this design are considerably smaller.

Price is $849.  Shipping will be $38 in continental U.S. Free pickup is an option.

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(Q0098 O200)

SOLD — HUGE Tiger Kilim — 14 ft. by 7 ft. ! — $779

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A pair of giant tigers pose against an orange sky with small stars, doves, and a crescent moon overhead. An amazing Kazakh or Uzbek folk kelim. These kelims are typically geometric and pictorial pieces are much less common.

Excellent condition with a couple of tiny areas of wear. Very clean. This tiger kilim was suspended on a wall using sewn cloth loops, and appears to have never been used on the floor. Kelims and sumaks were traditionally displayed in yurts and homes in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan for decoration– and often as wall tapestries. 1970s-80s.

This could go on the floor but would be stunning as a wall tapestry. Exact size is 13 ft. 10 in. by 7 feet! It would be fantastic in a large bedroom, den or playroom — or even a more public setting such as a school or library.

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare seize the fire?

William Blake

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Price is $779.  Shipping is $48 in the continental U.S.

With arrangement, free pickup is an option in the Bay Area or Monterey, California.

 

(Ki0050 O114)