Not remotely any kind of Shiraz area rug, but a truly tribal scatter from the Kurds in northeast Khorassan Province in Persia. The navy indigo field displays a large, diagonally striped water “tank” with side and corner pendants, points and arrows. The field displays a naïve asymmetrical layout of octagons, guls, lozenges, lazy S’s, rectangles, human stick figures and other whimsical devices. Mustard, red, green and ecru are among the bright detail tones. Ecru main border with an often polychrome zig-zag. Wool foundation, symmetric knots. Good condition. The Kurds of western Persia were partially transferred eastward four centuries ago to deal with the recalcitrant Turkmen and Belouch tribes..