Saturday, 26 July 2014

Rug of the day

Antique Qashqai Shesh Boluk rug

Just arrived in West Cork, Ireland via Holland, where luckily for their antique Persian rugs they like to display them on tables. A finely knotted 19th century rug 162x136cm in size and in good original condition with no repairs and low pile consistent with its fine knotting and age. Made from wool on fine spun mountain sheep wool by the Shesh Boluk (or Shishbuluk) sub-tribe of the Qashqai (or Kashgai) nation with interesting tribal motifs; animals, Akstafa style birds, jewellery, trees, flowers.... The rug has an unusual inner border, perhaps an abstracted branch, leaf and flower design.

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