A vivid and sturdy tribal rug from the Zagros Mountains of Southwest Iran.
Very good overall condition with some scattered wear on the pile. Minor dye diffusion on one end. No holes or weakened areas, nothing major.
This is a Herati motif, which is quite unusual for tribal rugs from Shiraz region of Iran. Most Qashqai and Khamseh rugs feature traditional medallions.
The bold expressive colors are typical of Qashqai tribal rugs.
Woven from 100% natural wool — including the warp and weft — this is a very solid and somewhat rigid carpet. It could be placed in a high foot traffic area of the home without concern.
Photo with Morgan silver dollar displays the back of the rug.
The exact size is 7 ft. 9 in. by 5 ft. 1 in. 1960s.
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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