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Posted on: December 18, 2017

Antique Spotlight!

Persian Qashqai Carpet, circa 1940

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This Persian Qashqai carpet created, circa 1940 consists of a handspun wool warp, weft and hand-knotted pile and natural vegetable dyes. Its highly detailed central lion design is balanced by the carpet’s strong red field and colorful geometric border.

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There is powerful symbolism shown throughout the carpet’s patterns, extending from the tree of life depicted within the lion’s body to the village motifs offsetting the border.

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This is an exceptionally striking piece, even among other Qashqai animal rugs. The size is 3’4″ x 4’7″ and it is in excellent vintage condition.

This carpet was used as a template and inspiration for one of our carpets in our Animal Collection which use more subtle colors and simplified design while still accomplishing the bold nature of the lion!

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CallingWool and Silk, 3’11” x 6′

You can view this antique as well as some of our contemporary carpets on our 1stDibs page!