A low pile antique Shirvan, Alfred is beautiful. His ground is so detailed and alive, packed with medallions and symbols. He has the best wear and fading, his colors are perfectly softened from the years, bold blues, gorgeous rusty reds and ivory. He has a beautiful Herati border, alternating florals and diagonal vibes He's a steal as he's cut at one end. Doesn't bother me.
Tribal rugs are energetic and geometric. Due to the rugged simplicity of the tribal lifestyle rug making was a primary mode of expression. Some nomadic, some sedentary, tribal rugs include Qashqai, Baktiari, Kazak, Shivan, Karabagh.
Persian Shirvan Antique, Circa 1890 Low Medium 3'0" x 12'0"