This Persian tribal rug was hand woven in or around the market town of Shiraz, in South Western Iran. Here settled tribespeople weave rugs using patterns and designs dating back to a time when they lived a more nomadic lifestyle.
Typically plants and flowers, trees and animals can be seen scattered throughout the rug's field, albeit in a stylized form. Some of the borders of this rug contain stylized birds and animal figures.
This particular example also features three geometric medallions arranged vertically down the rug's centre with each medallion containing numerous flower heads. The pile is very thick, heavy and has a deep luxurious feel.
Colours are typically warm and deep, highlighted and offset by a cream coloured border. A really fine example of it's type.
This exceptional example measures 9 feet 8 inches long by 6 feet 10 inches wide. (2.94 x 2.08 metres).