This antique handmade Shiraz rug was manufactured ca. 1880 in Persia (Iran today). The rug is in traditional deeply brown and dark blue colours with geometric, tribal pattern. This hand-knotted carpet is unique, has a beauty colour harmony and therefore a work of art in itself. The pattern in the carpet is typical for nomads with motifs of simple geometric figures. Shiraz rugs are tribal by nature and are initially made to be used inside tribal tents which are often mobile and move from one place to another. It has a decorative kelims on the short sides to protect the carpet against wear. The long sides consist of many cables with beautiful patina. The warp and weft are made of wool. The workmanship is of high quality. This rug is tight and thin and give a real feeling of genuine nomadic handicraft. The carpet is made in small sizes with lively patterns, you can use it with another rug in line with the “carpet on the carpet” trend.
This piece is in original antique condition with traces of use, patina consistent with the age and scrapes.