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South Persian Qasqai Rug

Qasqai are a Turkish speaking, nomadic tribe based in the Fars region in Southern Iran, known as the land of the original Persians. They are a confederation of six tribes each with their own pastures and migration route.

As with most nomadic tribes, the Qasqai rugs are woven by women. They are 100% wool and woven on horizontal looms pegged out on the floor. Typically geometric in style, often with motifs of stylised birds, animals and flowers surrounding a diamond shaped central lozenge. Typical colours are red, terracotta, madder, cream and blue.

Size: 5’7 x 3’7 ft/ 171 x 110 cm

SKU: C79

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