41. A wondrous 19th Century Tribal Qashqa'i Rug

Antique Tribal Qashqa'i Persian Rug natural dyes hand-spun wool

41. Provenance: Qashqa'i Confederacy of Tribes, Fars province, SW Persia.

Size: 159 x 249cm

Age: Circa 1870

Condition: Generally good for age. One crude repair to side and overall even low pile.

Design & colours: A wide array of natural dyes. Full of tribal Qashqa'i motifs. A Shishboluki border with clusters of Henna flowers. This is pure tribal product displaying the finest weaving, design spacing and use of natural dyes. 'Qashqa'i' means 'fugitives' or 'those who fled' and these non-Persian tribes probably originated in Central Asia or Eastern Turkistan.

Price: $2095