Qashqai 310cm x 110cm / 10’2” x 3’7”
Qashqai is the name of Turkish Nomads moving from pasture to pasture between Isfahan and Shiraz in Central Iran.
Rugs knotted by Qashqai Nomads are highly prized and thought to be the most famous amongst Persian tribal weavings, not only for their quality but also their beautiful patterns and design elements. They are thick, pliable rugs being hand knotted from fine naturally dyed local wools. The colours sit well together and are usually deep rusty reds with blues, greens and gold elements. An original Qashqai rug will have a binding with 2-3 colours in it.
The patterns can depict floral and animal images.
Qashqai rugs are sometimes referred to as “Shiraz” being at one time mainly sold from Shiraz markets in the past. The wool produced in the mountains and valleys near Shiraz is exceptionally soft and beautiful and takes a deeper colour than wool from other parts of Iran.
|Hand-Knot type||Ghiordes / Turkish knot|
|Knot count||25/30 (75,000-90,000 knots per square meter)|
|Pile depth / Rug thickness||5mm/10mm|