Fantastic and extraordinary vintage tribal rug from the Zagros Mountains of Southwest Iran.
The carpet displays a triple medallion motif with numerous small icons including cats, rabbits, goats, a green lizard or crocodile, and blue birds.
Bold vibrant colors including crimson, black, orange and blue–as well as browns, tans, and cream colored wool.
Excellent — close to mint condition. Pristine and ready to use. No signs of wear. Heavy and solid.
Woven from 100% natural wool — including the warp and weft, which is typical for Qashqai tribal pieces. As these were nomadic people who raised sheep, not farmers who grew cotton, they used their own locally produced natural wool. That tradition generally continues.
Last photo with Morgan silver dollar displays the back of the rug.
The exact size is 10 ft. 1 in. by 6 ft. 10 in.
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 is $99 within the continental U.S. It is a bulky and heavy rug. Shipping with FedEx ground.
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