Bold tribal rug from the Zagros Mountains of Southwest Iran.
Good overall condition with some wear on areas of the wool pile. No holes or weak spots. The side cords and fringes are in excellent shape.
A geometric rug woven with traditional Qashqai medallions, a pair of stylized lions, and impressively detailed large tree-of-life motifs.
Blood red, gold, tan, and black are the primary colors with white, blue, olive, green, and gray. There are a couple of shadows in the photos as they were taken in late afternoon.
Woven from 100% natural wool — including the warp and weft.
This is a fairly thick and rigid carpet, and is suitable for a high foot traffic area of the home.
Last photo with Morgan silver dollar displays the back of the rug.
The exact size is 9 ft. 8 in. by 6. 1970s.
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 will be $55 within the continental U.S.
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