Crowned King with "Punk" Lion Q'ashqa'i rug.
This rug features a detailed lion with two king-like figure busts above and below. Medallions sit in the green spandrels as well as throughout the red field. The lion is colored naturally, except for the blue tuft on the end of his tail.
The border contains small multicolored flower shapes.
This is another example of a rug from Warrug's collected rugs being offered for sale for the first time in late 2021. This rug gives context to Afghan political portrait rugs, Amman Ullah Khan (AUK) rugs, and our favorite, Lion Rugs.
Iranian Lion Rug
This incredibly thick and soft Iranian Rug depicts a man in bright dress fighting a large lion. A row of three Iranian military men with rifles stand above and below the man and lion. A black or navy blue spandrel is in each corner of the rug.
A vine of brightly colored orange, green, blue, and red flowers and leaves forms the border on a white background. Bright turquoise accents pop throughout the rug.
Thin Border War Rug with Lions
This older pre-Taliban war rug is in excellent condition. This war rug was woven by a woman of Zakini Beluch descent. This sub-tribe is known mainly for their excellent weaving, clever design patterns, and use of the finest, high-quality wool. This is a wonderful example of a Zakini Beluch war rug.
The colors used throughout this rug are traditional and beautiful, with outstanding combinations. The wool used is the finest wool in all of Afghanistan and will only improve over time, ensuring enjoyment from generations to come. This war rug is rich with traditional Beluchi symbolism and motifs, and the center two rows of lions makes this rug truly stand out. This war rug is sure to please any collector of fine art.