Traditional tribal rug from the Zagros Mountains of Southwest Iran.
The carpet displays a triple medallion motif with numerous peacock and bird icons.
Stylized flowers, Qashqai tribal medallions, and tree of life designs.
Rug has some moderate wear through most of the rug but more notable wear spots in one corner. I’ve added two photos at the end to clearly show the wear.
Despite corner wear, the rug is very solid and well woven. Not fragile and can be used in a high foot traffic area or under a table.
Colors include rust red and gray and cream. 1950s vintage carpet.
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 9 ft. 10 in. by 5 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.
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