Old rugged vintage tribal rug from the Zagros Mountains of Southwest Iran.
The carpet displays a central medallion with four other Qashqai medallions in the corners.
Bold vibrant colors including crimson, black, orange and green.
Condition shows a lot of scattered wear and some dye bleeds in the border. Despite the wear this is a heavy duty rug. Perfect for a high foot traffic area such as near a doorway or entrance.
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 and Soviet ruble displays the back of the rug.
The exact size is 6 ft. 8 in. by 3 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 (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 $43 within the continental U.S. It is a bulky and heavy rug for its size. Shipping with FedEx ground.
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