5' 3" x 9' 4" 3rd Quarter, 19th Century
QASHQAI, Southwest Persian
5' 3" x 9' 4"
3rd Quarter, 19th Century
(High-Collectible) This superbly preserved mid-19th century long rug is a superb example of the antique rugs of the Kashkuli sub-tribe of the once-powerful Qashqai nomads of Southwest Persia. Its unusual column pattern requires tremendous precision to execute successfully, especially without the aid of a cartoon (a knot-by-knot schema.) The beloved Sprig and Flower design alternates across the field with three more spacious columns containing an oak leaf and almond flower meander on a crimson ground. Completing the symbolism, a four-directions and Wheel of Life flower join and repeat around the border of this exotic antique Oriental rug. In this 150-year-old tribal rug, the mastery of color equals that of design. Note the rare shades of green and teal, along with the rich turquoise and aquamarine blues. Learn About This Rug Type