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Antique Persian Qashqai Tribal Rug V-313

This wonderful rug was made in the early 1920s in one of the Qashqai villages by a semi-nomadic people around the mountains of Qashqai. The wool is from this rug would have come from their own sheep and it has all wool, pile, warp, and weft.  It has old vegetable dyes that has aged to a wonderful patina and is in excellent condition with no stains, repairs, or other issues. The size is 4.0 x 8.8.  The women who wove these rugs used a ground loom and create the designs from memory using traditional colors and design elements of that tribe. They do express themselves individually by incorporating small features like flowers, animals, people, and other items that they like and are familiar with so no two rugs are ever the same.  The change in the red ground color is called Abrash, and this is a beautiful feature in tribal and village rugs.  See definition below.  This is a really beautiful example of a Qashqai weaving.       These are original works of art from the distant past to be cherished in a home for generations to come.  $585

The Qashqai Tribe

The Qashqai nomads are the happiest nomads you will find in mountains or flatlands. Taking pride in calling themselves ascendants of Turks, the Qashqai take the second place in Iran’s most populated tribe list. It’s believed that this tribe, before migrating to Fars province, first settled in the northwest of Iran, after walking down through the northern borders of Iran during the 11th century.  like any other Iranian nomadic tribe, flocks and cattle-breeding is the main source of income for the Qashqai.  From these animals, they get meat, wool cheese, and milk and they also sell the newborns at the markets of the different cities. Nevertheless, many Qashqai people are happy with this lifestyle because they are very proud of continuing a tradition which has been going for many generations.


The appearance of slight deviations within the same color is called abrash.  Abrash is seen in traditionally dyed oriental rugs. Its occurrence suggests that a single weaver has likely woven the carpet, who did not have enough time or resources to prepare a sufficient quantity of dyed yarn to complete the rug. Only small batches of wool were dyed from time to time, usually in a small pot. When one batch of wool was used up, the weaver continued with the newly dyed batch. Not using precise measurements for the dye material, the exact hue of color is rarely met again when a new batch is dyed, thus the color of the pile changes over time. As such, the color variation suggests a village or tribal woven rug, and is appreciated as a sign of quality and authenticity. 

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Original price was: $995.00.Current price is: $585.00.

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