This Persian rug has a wool foundation and a wool pile. It is a fine weave, with 305 knots per square inch.Qashquli rugs are some of the finest tribal weaves available.

 

They are woven in villages and small towns in the Shiraz region in Central Iran. Given their more settled pace of life, the villagers who make these pieces are able to create finer and more detailed rugs than their nomadic cousins. The colours come from traditional vegetable-based dyes made from indigenous Persian plants. These same plants are often represented in the design. Other motifs are “apotropaic” magic symbols (or good-luck charms) like the evil eye, the wolf and the scorpion – all of which are said to provide protection for the flock.

 

Qashquli rugs are weaved by a semi-nomadic group of people of the same name who are based around the town of Shiraz in in southern Iran. They are famous for producing exceptionally fine pieces. The Qashquli tribe is closely related to the Qashqai tribes people. As such many of the unique designs of the Qashqai are used as inspiration for creating rugs such as this one. Qashquli rugs always use exceptional wool and are mostly based on a cotton foundation. Their medium, dense wool pile offer a wonderful feeling underfoot and bring cosiness to any space. The bold primary colours make them warm and inviting and are very popular due to that fact. They often show floral patterns, geometric patterns and have highly stylised animal and people motifs. This particular rug goes even further and has a finer than usual weave along with its large size it is most certainly a hard find. Tribal rugs tend to be smaller due to limitation on loom sizes.

Fine Qashquli - 288 x 198cm

£2,500.00Price
Product No: 1706 Knot Count: 305 KPSI 
Pile: Wool Foundation: Wool
Thickness: 7mm Hand-Knotted
Origin: Persian Age: New
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