741. a unique antique Qashqa'i tribal Persian

Antique or old Qashqa'i (?) tribal Persian rug

741. Provenance: Qashqa'i Conferacy of Tribes, Fars Province, Southern Persia

Age: Circa 1910

Size: 210 x 148 cm

Condition: Fair for high age, but overall low pile and some areas of heavier wear.

Notes: An unusal design for a Qashqa'i (almost making me doubt that it is one), with the entire field busy with tribal motifs, animals, birds and flowerheads. The colours and weave however, are typical of this tribal group. The dyestuffs are natural and the wool highland and hand-spun. A beautiful piece, albeit one that is showing its age.