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Vintage Qashqai Rug


£545 | $662 USD | €615 EUR
Item Number: SA688256
Date of manufacture: 1930
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Jane Short Antiques
This antique has been viewed 18 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.


This is a beautiful example of a vintage Quasqai rug, clean and in very good condition.
It is thick and soft to the touch which is characteristic of its origin.
We cannot be totally accurate regarding the age, but we calculate 1900-1930
It would make a stylish addition to any home.
The Tribe
It has often been suggested that the name Qashqai is derived from the Turkic word which means horse with a white blaze: a symbol of good fortune to the Qashqai.
The Qashqai traditionally are pastoral nomads who migrate with their livestock on a seasonal basis. Although with the change from pastoral nomadism to more settled agriculture and other urban occupations many of the Qashqai have settled into villages and towns.
The Rugs
As with numerous other nomadic tribes, the Qashqai Rugs and Qashqai carpets are woven by women. Qashqai rugs have a woollen pile, with a woollen warp and weft, and are woven on a horizontal loom pegged out on the floor. The weft thread is usually distinctive in that it is usually a shade of red.
Although the rugs and carpets of the Qashqai are similar in style to those of Shiraz, the Qashqai product is of a higher quality. The weave is usually fine, heavier in weight and more importantly consistent.
These Rugs are typically geometric in style. They often contain motifs of stylised birds, animals, and flowers surrounding a diamond shaped central lozenge. The traditional colours are terracotta, red, madder, cream and blue.
Internal Ref: A1049


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1930.


Height = 233 cm (91.7")
Width = 141 cm (55.5")
Depth = 0 cm (0.0")

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Jane Short Antiques
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