This Persian rug has a wool foundation and a wool pile. It has a standard 110 knots per square inch.
While the majority of the Qashqai tribe have settled into towns and villages, many still live the nomadic lifestyle of their ancestors. In the summer they tend their flocks of sheep and goats in the rugged highlands north of Shiraz, before making the annual three-hundred mile trek to the winter pastures near the Persian Gulf. Their pure wool rugs are a product of this way of life. Designs are knotted from memory and adapted spontaneously to create spirited and unique compositions, bustling with abstract representations of the animals and plants that sustain the tribe. The deep reds and blues are offset by creamy highlights and animated by vignettes of green and orange.
This is an unusual take on a familiar pattern as it features detailed Persian Lion motifs at the top and bottom of the rug. They surround the Zororastrian Faravahar, an ancient religious symbol that has come to represent Persian culture as a whole. This added novelty makes it perfect for collectors or simply as a conversation-piece.
Qashqai - 270 x 178cm
|Product No: 1617||Knot Count: 110 KPSI|
|Pile: Wool||Foundation: Wool|
|Origin: Persian||Age: New|