810. a detailed antique Qashqa'i Persian rug

Antique Qashqa'i tribal Persian rug

810. Provenance: Qashqa'i Confederacy of Tribes, Fars Province, southern Persia

Size: 154 x 110 cm

Age: Circa 1910

Condition: Loss at ends, wear and corrosion in the field.


Notes: The Qashqa'i are a confederacy of tribes in southwest Persia, many of whom have been there from as early as the 11th century and are mostly of Turkoman origin. Older pieces (and some modern) are tribal and fully nomadic in origin, though many Qashqa'i are now sedentary and weave more commerical designs on cotton foundations. This rug is typical of it's kind - all wool construction, dark indigo and madder/walnut dyes  with hightlights in white and yellow.