The close cousin
of the Qasgai, Shiraz rugs are known for their busy fields, chock full
of 'neat stuff'. They employ stylized animals, and it is this truly
tribal feel that makes them so appealing to some, so appalling to others.
They are characteristically dark wine, with deep blue accents. Mostly
these rugs are woven in the villages surrounding Shiraz, rather than
the city proper.
A fun and exhilrating
rug. This is a big beautiful piece (7 by 10), that truly livens up a
room. Not to mention the fact that it has consistently pulled me to
relax on it, instead of the furniture it's supposed to accent.
The busy field is what makes this such an exciting piece, and like many
shiraz rugs, it employs mystical stylized animals into it's design.
Finally the diagonal design on the border offers a vivid pattern adding
to the earthiness of this rug.