Antique Qashqa'i Rug, Shekarlu Taifeh, Fars Province, ...

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This magnificent Qashqa'i - Shekarlu rug contains a wealth of symbolism - amazing detail and quality. The Shekarlu tribe ranked up amongst the best of the Qashqa'i weaving sub-tribes (taifeh) and this fabulous rug certainly testifies to that.
Made during the second half of the nineteenth century, the rug is in overall very good condition with minor signs of wear, particularly in the upper and lower borders. The main ivory border design is typically Shekarlu and to sit and look at this rug for as long as you like, you will always find something new going on!
Size: 2.37m x 1.70m (7' 9" x 5' 7").
| $5,865 USD | €5,075 EUR

Antique Qashqa'i Rug, Shekarlu Taifeh, Fars Province, ...

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Does anyone like horses?!! Then this is the rug for you!
This is an amazing nineteenth century rug of the Shekarlu sub-tribe within the Qashqa'i Confederacy, made circa 1870-1880, comprising a myriad of men on horseback. In some of the close-up photos, you will even spot foals! There's a lot going on and whoever buys this magnificent rug will spend the rest of their lives finding something new every day - a lifetime of study!! As a matter of interest, the very central lozenge contains pomegranates. The rug is evenly-low in pile but otherwise, completely original with only very minor repairs.
Size: 2.34 x 1.52m (7' 8" x 5' 0").
| $3,708 USD | €3,208 EUR

Antique Qashqa'i Rug, Shesh Boluki Sub-Tribe, Fars ...

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I love natural indigo-blue ground rugs, particularly where the wool used is exceptional and the blue glows like oil floating on water. This rug has to be seen to fully appreciate the gorgeous shades of blue, covered by a myriad of stylised flowers or shrubs.
I also love the main border - a powerful rendition of stylised trees on a natural un-dyed ivory background framing the field.
This rug, which I suspect was made by the Shesh-Boluki sub-tribe within the Qashqa'i confederacy, was made circa 1900 and is in very good overall condition with no repairs.
Size: 2.06m x 1.22m (6' 9" x 4' 0").
| $3,168 USD | €2,742 EUR

Antique Qashqa'i Carpet, Fars Province, South-West Persia. ...

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This beautiful small carpet was possibly made by the Shesh Boluki sub-tribe ('tireh' in Persian) of the Qashqa'i Confederacy around 1900. The overall condition is very good and it is ready for floor use.
I have reduced this rug from 2500 to 1850 for a quick sale.
Size: 2.90m x 1.57m (9' 6" x 5' 2").
| $2,494 USD | €2,158 EUR

Antique Jajim 'Moj', Qashqa'i Nomads, Fars Province, ...

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For a full-size photo of this magnificent Moj, see my third edition 'Tribal Rugs - Treasures of the Black Tent' page 186.
Woven by Qashqa'i nomads in Fars Province, south-west Persia during the last quarter of the nineteenth century, 'moj' or jajims are distinctive flat-woven covers that were used as blankets and covers for the storage-bags around the circumference of the tent. They were woven in a technique referred to as balanced twill-weave, made in two equal parts and then expertly sewn together. The most exciting feature of this moj is the interplay of colours within the weave which gives this flat-weave its name 'moj' - in Persian, 'wave'.
Moj of this age are now quite rare and this one is a nice small square example, easily used in a decorative place in the modern home.
Size: 1.83m x 1.70m (6' 0" x 5' 7").
| $2,359 USD | €2,042 EUR

Antique Qashqa'i Rug, Shesh-Boluki Taifeh, Fars Province, ...

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Small rugs of the Qashqa'i tribes are scarce and this charming little rug is certainly one of those.
Made by the Shesh-Boluki sub-tribe (taifeh) of the Qashqa'i Confederacy around 1900, it contains two stylised 'scorpions' depicted within the central indigo-blue lozenges. Surrounding the blue lozenges is an outlining in coral with the main madder-red border containing family-unity symbols.
The rug is in excellent condition and retaining its attractive chevron end skirts.
Size: 1.24m x 0.82m (4' 1" x 2' 8").
| $1,685 USD | €1,458 EUR

Contemporary Sofreh, Qashqa'i Tribes, Fars Province, South-West ...

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I chose this charming contemporary plain-weave sofreh for its crazy design in natural colours, but yet its very fine weaving with beautifully brocaded skirts.
Woven by Qashqa'i tribes in Fars Province, south-west Iran, circa 2000 -2010, this stunning little flat-weave would make a visually exciting wall hanging.
Size: 89cm x 75cm (3' 0" x 2' 6").
| $1,011 USD | €875 EUR

Contemporary Sofreh, Qashqa'i Tribes, Fars Province, South-West ...

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Like the previous sofreh, I loved the high-quality weaving and exciting design in this contemporary Qashqa'i weaving.
Size: 87cm x 72cm (2' 10" x 2' 4").
| $1,011 USD | €875 EUR

Antique Qashqa'i Rug, Shekarlu Taifeh, Fars Province, ...

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This is a truly beautiful example of the best of Shekarlu - Qashqa'i weaving. It is important to look at the detail images to really appreciate the wonderful vegetable colours. Made around 1870, the rug is in very good pile albeit the selvedges have been replaced due to wear. The main ivory border is typical 'Shekarlu' as is the indigo-blue field with its stylised trees and flowers - a true garden of Paradise!
Size: 2.16m x 1.70m (7' 1" x 5' 7").

Antique Qashqa'i Rug, Kashkuli Tribe, Fars Province, ...

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The Kashkuli nomads were the finest weavers within the Qashqa'i Confederacy and this rug, made circa 1880, is a testament to the exceptional quality of these 19th century Kashkuli rugs. The beautiful indigo-blue field contains a myriad of flowers which, to these nomads, represented their woven gardens within their black tents. The main border is finely executed and the saturated natural colours are glowing in the very best way. Just magnificent!
Size: 2.31m x 1.27m (7' 7" x 4' 2").

Antique Qashqa'i Rug, Shekarlu Sub-Tribe, Fars Province, ...

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Just magnificent! This superb early example of Shekarlu - Qashqa'i weaving was made during the third quarter of the nineteenth century and depicts a field of narrow vertical columns incorporating small angular 'botehs'. What is particularly attractive is the powerful main border with its diagonal bands in beautiful natural-dye shades of colour. The long brocaded skirts at both ends of the rug are very attractive and virtually complete. This is a highly collectible rug as well as being extremely decorative - washed and ready for floor use.
Size: 2.09m x 1.50m (6' 10" x 5' 0").

Antique Qashqa'i Rug, Fars Province, South-West Persia. ...

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This beautiful Qashqa'i rug, made circa 1870, has a myriad of creatures of all kinds depicted in the indigo-blue field. Look to the lower left of the top large lozenge and you will see a horse and rider and then just cast your eye over the entire field - which might take several hours, even months - and you will find many interesting animals and symbols! All dyes are vegetable and the rug is in good condition, albeit evenly low pile all over, but not worn. The ivory border is a powerful frame to a magical rug.
Size: 2.40m x 1.45m (7' 10" x 4' 9").