Small Qashqai mat from s.w. Iran, 67×65 cms.
Qashqai rug from Iran. In Iran the lions roamed freely until mid 20th century. Traditionally lions where pictured exlusively in carpets woven for Khans or tribal leaders. This rug is “framed” by a very elegant border which contrasts with the two lions which are woven in a much more naif style.
Size: 205×131 cms.