Lion rugs

Lion rugs is a group of southwestern Persian rugs with a lion as the motif. Most of these existing rugs in trade are Gabbeh Lion rugs from the 19th-20th centuries.

Gabbeh ‘Lion’ Rug
Gabbeh ‘Lion’ Rug. South Persia, Early 20th century. (Exhibitor Carpet Restoration Studio at LARTA 2020)
Qashqa'i Lion rug
Qashqa’i Lion rug Southern Persia circa 1930 (Exhibitor Alberto Levi at Hali Fair Online 2021)

Books: Lion rugs – The lion in the art and culture of Iran by Parviz Tanavoli