Fabulous old tribal rug from the Zagros Mountains of Southwest Iran.
Very good overall condition with minor wear across the wool pile. No holes or weak spots.
Rich colors with a black field and a burnt orange interior. Many tribal icons including tree-of-life elements, goats, rams, peacocks, birds, chickens and small abstract figures. A geometric rug woven with traditional Qashqai medallions at the center and corners.
This Qashqai carpet will work in a high foot traffic area of the home.
Burnt orange, gold, white, and black, are the primary colors.
Woven from 100% natural wool — including the warp and weft.
Last photo with Morgan silver dollar displays the back of the rug.
The exact size is 9 ft. 10 in. by 7 ft. 1940s – 1950s.
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 (number 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 $43 within the continental U.S. (Arranging free pickup is also an option.)
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