This graphic south Persian tribal rug draws a field of reciprocal diamonds contrasting light and dark as well as vibrant madder reds with deep indigo blue. This is an example of some of the last truly tribal pile weaving weaving from Fars province. Later more commercial versions of this geometric type are known in the trade as “Yalameh” and are generally thought to be more on the Luri spectrum, rather than Qashqa’i. This piece is probably the work of a group with closer links to the Qashqa’i known as Shekarlu. The sophisticated rendering of the border is strong evidence of this link along with other other designs elements. This weaving group is known for its exceptional wool preserving the quality seen in antique examples from the 19th century. The retention of the exclusive use of natural dyes is likewise unusual for a rug of this era.