Persian vintage Lion Rug.
Lion rug hand knotted by the Qashqai tribe from southern Persia.
Beautiful vintage Lion rug in very good condition.
This small Lion rug was hand knotted by women of the Qashqai tribe. The design shows the fight of King of Men against King of Animals. In Persian history this theme is often seen on buildings and temples in places like Persepolis, the ancient seat of the Persian Shahs of the Achamenid Empire.
The materials used are hand spun Persian highland wool for the pile and goat hair for the warp. The rug was made in the 1970´s and is in used, very good vintage condition. Size is a little smaller than 6 x 4 ft or 175 x 120 cm.