An Antique Persian Qashqai Rug hand knotted in wool circa 1900. The rug features a diamond central medallion surrounded by geometric fronds and flower patterns in the borders and central area. Rich brown and deep blue colours form the majority of the motifs, with the addition of contrasting cream and gold-yellow tones for additional detail.
Persian Qashqai Rugs are one of the most iconic Persian Rug types and are quintessential tribal pieces. Qashqai Rugs were woven by nomadic and semi-nomadic tribespeople and are still made to this day. They are known for using lustrous wool and having hard-wearing piles, making them extremely durable while maintaining a smooth softness underfoot. This piece is in very good overall condition, has an even low pile with light wear and light wear to the fringes.
This Antique Persian Qashqai Rug is an excellent addition to more traditional spaces with its deep and rich colours. It is an iconic rug for studies, living rooms and bedrooms.