Vintage geometric tribal rug from the Shiraz region of Southwest Iran.
Vivid colors including salmon, brick red, and cream. Rustic weaving. Probably a Yalameh weaving as they often use this motif with cotton warp for the structure.
Traditional geometric rugs from the Middle East occasionally resemble Navajo textiles. Persian weavers have been crafting these designs for centuries — if not thousands of years.
This geometric motif is most common around the city of Shiraz and is typically woven by tribal groups such as the Qashqai and Khamseh Federation.
The carpet showcases strong tribal abrash (variegation in colors due to changes in the wool dye batch) — in the field colors. This technique creates a painterly effect.
Excellent overall condition with some moderate wear across the wool pile. The rug can be used in a high foot traffic area of the home.
Thick soft natural wool pile. No holes or weakened areas.
Woven from 100% natural wool; the warp and weft is natural cotton.
Photo with Morgan silver dollar displays the back of the rug.
The exact size is 9 ft. 8 in. by 5 ft. 3 in. 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 (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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