Shiraz rug – Exhibition ‘South Persian Tribal Rugs’

Shiraz rug
from southern Persia
circa 1940
Size: 160 x 109 cm


Shiraz is the capital of the Fars province in southern Persia. It is traditionally the market centre for many of the rug weaving tribal and village people of Fars. The design composition for most of the southern Persian groups is similar: large symmetrical medallions often surrounded by a profusion of smaller stylized animals, flowers and geometric motifs.