Over 100 years old.
Stunning Antique Qashgai Tribal Rug in a rare larger size. Possibly made for a Khan of the tribe at a time of affiliations with the Khamseh confederation due to the new anti-nomad central government.
The British military caused a widespread famine by buying all available foodstuffs from the landowners of the farming villages. This left the resilient nomads in a politically powerful position feared by Tehran.
Condition fantastic for its age, even low pile throughout, and still with its flat-weave end panels.