Mid 20th c. 100% Wool Persian Rug c.1950
This graphic south Persian tribal rug contains a field of diamonds in contrasting light and dark with vibrant reds and deep indigo blue. This is an example of the last tribal pile weaving from Fars Province. Later commercial versions of the geometric type are know in the trade as "Yalameh" and generally thought to be more on the Luri spectrum, rather than Qashqa'i. This piece is probably the work of a group closer links to the Qashaqa'i known as Shekarfu.
- CREATOR unknown, Fars Province.
DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1950.
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES 100% Wool, Natural Dyes.
- CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use. No fading.
- DIMENSIONS W 88 in. L 125 in.
This weaving group is known for its wool, preserving the quality seen in antique rugs from the 19th century.