Handmade Oriental rug
65 x 65cm (2'2 x 2'2)
An attractive Persian Qashqai mat with an ornate central medallion and incorporating the pillars of Persepolis topped with horse's heads. These nomadic people often camp near this ancient site in southern Iran and sometimes depict some of them still standing ruins. The wool pile is a mid-length and soft feel. The colours are typical of what you might expect from these weavers using natural dyes.
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It is lovely to imagine that you could buy a rug that traditional nomads have created. This Qashqai piece is your chance. The wool pile is a mid-length and soft feel. The colours are typical of what you might expect from these weavers using natural dyes.
This carpet will have been made in southwest Iran, although the term Persian is still used for the rug trade. Therefore, we would generally expect Kashgai rugs (Iranian time) to be made by the last genuinely nomadic people of the region. The Qashqai tribal confederation consists of five major tribes, including the Dareshuri, Farsimadan, Sheshboluki, Amaleh, and Kashkuli. Though these versions differ, we believe that the arrival of the Qashqai Tribes in Iran coincided with the conquests of Genghis Khan in the thirteenth century. These nomadic people wander between the Zagros mountains and the Persian Gulf, constantly looking for new grazing for their animals twice a year.
The Qashqai designs are not written or drawn but passed on to daughters who watch their mothers early and gradually develop their skills in a family environment It would be fair to say that the women will make these pieces with two or even three generations being involved The work is knotted by the weavers who sit cross-legged upon the floor and the carpet, whilst they craft their art Meanwhile, the men and boys will be out tending and protecting the animals As well as the traditional lozenge-shaped ground with medallions in the centre repeated in the corners, they will often include a myriad of birds, animals, flowers and trees that they see around them Occasionally, if you very fortunate, you will come across one with the horse's head of Persepolis As you would expect, these carpets are hand-knotted with wool that has primarily been vegetable-dyed The Kashgai pieces often have an exciting selvedge with bi or tricolour windings like a barber pole The other distinctive characteristic is that the rug will be knotted on a wool foundation.
When considering buying online, it is worth thinking about the provenance of the company and the rug. We are a family business with over 60 years of experience selling rugs. We have an unrivalled reputation and pride ourselves in customer service. We welcome visits to the Tewkesbury shop. Alternatively, we are pleased to assist with-online enquiries by email or telephone.
We recommend the use of an underlay with this product:
Foxi-underlay to provide grip to stop handmade rugs from moving
For uneven surfaces, we would recommend our Felt underlay:
Felt underlay for uneven floors
|65 x 65cm||(2'2 x 2'2)|
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