Qashqai-Shekarlu Qashqai Rug,
Persia, 19th century, wool/wool,
approx. 250 x 185 cm,
Fair condition - has some holes that probably came from some hooks during shipping handling sometime during its dozen decades. [photos on request]
MY NOTES: I have waited to buy a Shekarlu for many many years - mostly because they are quite un-affordable. Further, most are similar to each other in character and I was unable to make up my mind about putting down a lot of money on any one. Now, I have a preference for yellows and greens..... So to find a Shekarlu that was within my budget and also so unique and so full of soul and had a green medallion was a stroke of pure luck that I shall forever wonder about! Reminds me of the song from Sound of Music... 'I must have done something good'. This beauty sits side-by-side at the top of my favorites list alongside 999.
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.