This squarishAfsharrug was handwoven in Southern Iran during the early 20th century.
It features a classical repeat of the dragon and phoenix motif in blues, greens, reds and purples on an orangey sand field. The whole is framed by alternating scrolling rosette borders in blue and oxidized brown.
In very good condition, with some wear, consistent with age. Low and dense pile, with a sturdy handle.