This Shekarlu rug was woven in southern Iran during the early 20th century. The Shekarlu are a Lori speaking subtribe of the Qashqa'i.
It features a diagonal grid of polychrome octagons filled with latch hooked devices on an indigo field. It features a wide variety of tones including exceptional blues, greens, reds, yellows, and white. The whole is surrounded by a vibrant white field with similar devices but has latch hooks on the exterior as well as the interior. The rug was woven with a red weft and as the pile has worn down it has become more visible in areas giving it a lively red glow. The original ends in wide bands of kilim with weft floats still intact. Showcasing the rugs rich, saturated tones and adding a special touch.
In good condition with visible wear but structurally sound.
Size: 4'10" x 9'3" [147cm x 282cm]
Age: Q1 20th Century (1900-1925)
Country of Origin: S Iran
Type of Rug: Qashqa'i
Material: 100% Wool
Pile Height: Low
Condition: Good; visible wear as pictured
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