Antique Persian Shiraz rug was hand knotted of 100% wool with a cotton foundation and is 100+ years old. This rug has medium to low wool piles and is in excellent condition for its age, with beautiful colors with excellent quality. There are many different animals woven into each corner of this rug. This rug is showing signs of abrash due to the use of old vegetable dyes. No holes, nice and soft. This rug has a couple of barely visible repairs. (see picture) This rug was acquired from a Virginia estate. Clean and ready to be enjoyed. Current embargoes against Iranian goods by the U.S. should cause the value of these rugs to increase.

  • Acquired from a Virginia estate
  • Dimensions:
  • 6ft 5in x 10ft 4in, 28lbs (196cm x 315cm, 12.7kg)
  • Medium:
  • Hand Knotted Rug
  • Circa:
  • 1920s
  • Notes:
  • A Shiraz rug is a type of Persian rug made in the villages around the city of Shiraz, in the Iranian province of Fars. Designs tend to come from settled tribal weavers. Since the weavers are using fixed looms, the rugs tend to be larger and often coarser than their tribal counterparts. Shiraz rugs are not often very finely knotted, with both Qashqai and Abadeh, both having a finer knot. Shiraz utilizes the Persian knot. Shiraz Persian carpets feature the characteristic design of a diamond lozenge, interspersed with geometric patterns. Across their borders is often smaller bands encompassing a larger band with palm and pine leaf designs. Others sometimes portray a white or blue horse accompanied by nightingales in angular shapes. The Shiraz's characteristic designs serve to give them an old-world appeal and promote their exclusivity. The Shiraz carpet is the only rug to depict nightingales, which are shown as angular-shaped birds. These birds are said to symbolize contentment and happiness.
  • Condition:
  • Excellent

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