978. an effusive old Qashqa'i Persian rug

Old Qashqa'i tribal Persian rug

978. Provenance: Qashqa'i Confederacy, Fars Province, Persia (or Afshar?)

Age: Circa 1940

Size: 184 x 158 cm

Condition: Very good with just minor losses, fully secured, at the ends.

Notes: Glorious rich colouring for which Qashqa'is are often known. Dark browns and indigo blues, with expressive 'abrush' (natural variation in colour shade due to absorbancy characteristics of hand spun wool, and variations in natural dye skeins). The patterns in the borders share similarites with the neighbouring Afshar tribal weavings.