From quite possibly the most famous nomads throughout the Zagros Mountains of southern Persia, this Qashqai rug speaks its song and story.
From the late 19th Century, this tribal rug is a definite heirloom. The nomads who wove this rug no longer exist, but they came from great story, a life of struggle and hardship and an intensely close community. One woman of the tribe would go from loom to loom, of her own and of her neighbors, to weave. Another woman of the tribe would go gather plants and berries, to create the dyes needed for their wool. There was a societal structure, bond and order to how these primitive people lived together, with spirit and understanding.
This is a wool on wool foundation rug, naturally dyed with vegetables, roots and plant resources. This is definitely a hard wearing rug that is durable and displays immense character, showing off its beautiful age of over 140 years.
As the Qashqai said, “Where I am, is my carpet. Where my carpet and I am, is my home.”
From the 1880s. Low pile. Worn.
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