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

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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").
| $7,665 USD | €6,410 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").
| $6,271 USD | €5,244 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").
| $5,226 USD | €4,370 EUR

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

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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").
| $4,111 USD | €3,438 EUR

Antique Gabbeh, Qashqa'i Tribes, Fars Province, South-West ...

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Dated 1334 in the Islamic calendar (1916 in the solar calendar), this magnificent rug was probably made by a sub-tribe of the Qashqa'i Confederacy - possibly the Bolvardi or even a Luri tribe? It is in excellent pile all over and is complete with its additional skirts at each end. The indigo-blue field contains three large 'birds-heads' lozenges incorporating the 'scorpion' symbol within and the field is scattered with various symbols and plants. What is particularly attractive, is the stunning use of green in the central lozenge. This is a most attractive early 20th century piece with natural colours - probably the last vestiges of true nomadic art.
Size: 2.24m x 1.23m (7' 4" x 4' 0").
| $3,832 USD | €3,205 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.
Size: 2.90m x 1.57m (9' 6" x 5' 2").
| $3,484 USD | €2,914 EUR

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

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This handsome rug was made circa 1900 by the Shesh Boluki taifeh of the Qashqa'i Confederacy. It has lovely vegetable colours throughout and is in very good overall condition.
Size: 1.80m x 1.27m (6' 0" x 4' 2").
| $2,021 USD | €1,690 EUR

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, 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, 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").

Antique Qashqa'i Rug, South-West Persia

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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").

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

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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").