Antique Gabbeh, Qashqa'i - Kashkuli Nomads, Fars ...

Item Ref
BM1632

This magnificent and rare Gabbeh was made by Qashqa'i - Kashkuli tribes in Fars Province, south-west Persia circa 1870. Today, gabbehs like this are rare, principally because they were specifically made for everyday use in the black tents and subsequently were subjected to hard use. This gabbeh has an evenly-low pile all over but is perfectly suitable for floor use. It is absolutely complete with original sides and beautifully knotted elems (skirts) albeit, it has had some expert re-piling in places using vegetable dyed wool. The brilliant shades of natural-dye colours make this gabbeh a highly desirable and collectible rug.
Size: 2.39m x 1.52m (7' 10" x 5' 0").
£5,500
| $7,665 USD | €6,410 EUR

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

Item Ref
BM1684

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").
£4,350
| $6,062 USD | €5,069 EUR

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

Item Ref
BM1662

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").
£3,750
| $5,226 USD | €4,370 EUR

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

Item Ref
BM/SB

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").
£2,500
| $3,484 USD | €2,914 EUR

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

Item Ref
BM1494

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").
SOLD

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

Item Ref
MAC100

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").
SOLD

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

Item Ref
RUGMAC46

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").
SOLD

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

Item Ref
BM02

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").
SOLD

Antique Qashqa'i Rug, South-West Persia

Item Ref
BM600

This unusual and finely knotted little Qashqa'i rug was probably made by Kashkuli weavers - the finest rug-makers within the Qashqa'i Confederacy -during the second half of the 19th century. The colours are all vegetable and the rug is in excellent condition.
Size: 1.26m x 0.99m (4' 2" x 3' 3").
SOLD

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

Item Ref
BM1567

Here we have a small, rare-size rug of the Shekarlu sub-tribe (taifeh) within the Qshqa'i Confederacy, made around 1870-1880. The main border is typically Shekarlu but the diagonal bands of 'birds-heads' symbols is unusual. All the colours are beautifully saturated from natural dyes and the wool is soft and lustrous. The rug retains the remains of its brocaded skirts at each end and overall, it is in good pile and very good condition. As with all my stock, this beautiful little rug has been washed and any minor restoration carried out where neccessary.
Size: 1.90m x 1.30m (6' 3" x 4; 3").
SOLD

Antique Qashqa'i Tribal Rug, Shesh Boluki Taifeh, ...

Item Ref
BM1621

This absolutely charming Qashqa'i rug was made by the Shesh Boluki sub-tribe in Fars, south-west Persia circa 1900-1910. It has a beautiful, deep, indigo-blue field in the highest quality, lustrous, glossy wool showing an abundance of animal and bird life, including stylised lions. The last carcass of a lion was found in the Zagros Mountains in the 1950s by Mr Bob MacQuillan of New Zealand, who was exploring in that region.
Size: 1.88m x 0.86m (6' 2" x 2' 10").
SOLD

Antique Qashqa'i Rug, Possibly Shesh Boluki Tribe, ...

Item Ref
BM1301

A truly gorgeous little rug of the Shesh Boluki taifeh of the Qashqa'i Confederacy, made circa 1890-1900. The rug, all vegetable dyes and in excellent condition, contains large curvilinear botehs in the indigo-blue field and surrounded by a myriad of birds and animals, including one solitary fat chicken! The wool is soft and shiny and the rug retains its original piled skirts at each end.
Size: 1.78m x 1.09m (5' 10" x 3' 7").
SOLD