For a long time
my single favorite rug was the Qasgai that sat in my living room.
Qasgai rugs are tribal rugs that are woven near Shiraz, and in fact
these rugs are considered to be somewhat similar in style. One of the
characteristics of both that I find particularly exciting is the use
of stylized animals in the motifs. These rugs generally have a very
improvised look to them, but tend to follow a medallion treatment that
is similar in form to the Shiraz.
rug was just plain exciting to me. It is about 3'9" by 7'8",
and is extremely soft and durable. the colors are soft and easy to looks
at, and the odd animal designs give it a particular zest. Overall, although
there is a decided lack of symmetry in the approach to the field which
is scene by the pattern that only fits on one side, the interest in
motif, and otherwise solid construction cause that to become more of
an addition to it's charm than a hinderance to appreciation. This is
the kind of rug that pulls you off of the couch to sit on it instead.