Qashqai Rugs

Antique Qashqai Rugs & Carpets

Rug Structure
Asymmetrical knot open to the left.

rug structure

Qashqai rugs average 70 to 170 knots per square inch according to Stone. Traditional Qashqai rugs have all wool construction including wool wefts and warps. Newer village pieces may have cotton wefts and are generally more coarsely woven.

Examples:

Qashqa'i Gabbeh, Fars province, southwest Persia about 1930-50

Qashqa'i Gabbeh, Fars province, southwest Persia about 1930-50

5ft.5in. x 3ft.4in. 1.65m. x 1.02m. Slight color run in places.



Qashqai Moj - Flatwoven Cover

Qashqai Moj - Flatwoven Cover

Woven in balanced twill weave in two large sections joined vertically in center. About 1900. 8ft. 2in. x 5ft.1in. 2.49m. x 1.55m. Small stains, several small holes.



A Qashqa’i Rug, Southwest Persia, circa 1880

A Qashqa’i Rug, Southwest Persia, circa 1880.

Approximately 6 ft. 1 in. by 3 ft. 8 in. (1.85 m. by 1.12 m.)

Warp: Wool, Z2S, alternate warps, strongly depressed, natural white

Weft: Wool, Z2, Z3, 2-6 shoots, violet

Pile: Wool, symmetrical knot open to the left

Density: 13 horizontal, 13 vertical

Sides: Wool, 1 cord of 6 warps, overcast with red and light green

Ends: Red and light green soumac stitching, 15-25 warps twisted and knotted

Colors: ivory, yellow, light red, red-brown, light blue, blue, dark blue, light green, green, blue-green, brown, black





A Qashqa’i Rug, Southwest Persia, circa 1900

A Qashqa’i Rug, Southwest Persia, circa 1900

Approximately 7 ft. 1 in. by 3 ft. 8 in. (2.16 m. by 0.94 m.)

Warp: Wool, Z2S, ivory, medium brown, ivory / dark brown twist

Weft: Wool, 1Z or 2Z, 2 shoots, red

Pile: Wool, symmetrical knot open to the left

Density: 9-10 horizontal, 9-12 vertical

Sides: Wool, 1 cord of 8 or 9 warps, overcast red and green stripe

Ends: Upper - warp fringe then I row of red alternating with green brocade, some original knotted warp fringe. Lower - warp fringe

Colors: Deep cherry, clove, ecru, maize, clover, azure, garnet, indigo, mahogany, ochre, walnut, caramel





Qashqai Rug Last Quarter 19th Century

Qashqai Rug Last Quarter 19th Century

Southwest Persia, last quarter nineteenth century.

Warp: Wool, Z2S, ivory, alternate warps strongly depressed.

Weft: Wool, Z2 2 shoots, red or ivory.

Pile: Wool asymmetrical knot open to the left.

Density: 13-14 H, 14-16 V.

Sides: 1 cords of multiple warps, double overcast in red and blue stripes.

Ends: 4 inch kilim in stripes of navy and red with geometric designs in white and blue, warp fringe

Size: Approximately 5 ft. by 3 ft. 9 in. (1.52 m. by 1.14 m.)

Colors: Strawberry, madder red, ochre, chamois, ivory, cordovan, azure, spruce, peacock blue, auburn, mahogany, indigo, aubergine, black.





Rahimlu Amaleh Qashqa'i Rug Circa 1920

Rahimlu Amaleh Qashqa'i Rug Circa 1920

Rug by the Rahimlu tireh of the Amaleh taifeh of the Qashqa'i Confederation, Fars, southwest Persia about 1920. 8 ft. 9 in. x 5 ft. 4 in. 2.67m. x 1.63m. Condition: Slight wear in central area.







Modern Qashqai Lion Rug 

Modern Qashqai Lion Rug

Unusual Antique Gashgai (Qashqai) Tribal Persian Rug 4’ 8” by 6’ 8.” Veggie Dye Hand Spun All Wool.

This piece was woven by a woman from the Ghashgai (Qashqai) tribes in Southwest Iran near the city of Shiraz. The rug was hand knotted in 1955. The rug is all wool, hand spun, all natural (vegetable) dye is used. The rug has been in storage for most of its life and is in excellent condition. Full pile with all the original fringes. The exact measurements are 4’ 8” wide by 6’ 8” long without the fringe. There are 8” of fringe on each side with a 2” kilim.

The weaver is depicting a scene from the ruins of Persopolis (Takht-e-Jamshid). Persopolis used to be the Capital of the Persian Empire more than 2500 years ago. The weaver is depicting the fight between King Darius and the monster. There are other symbols from Persopolis, as well as tribal motifs throughout the rug The actual scene is carved in stone on one of the walls in Persopolis.







Qashqa'i flatwoven mafrash

Qashqa'i flatwoven mafrash

In all-over weft-float and sumakh brocading. Fars, southwest Persia, early 20th century. Long panels each 3 ft. 4 in. x 2 ft. 1.02m. x 0.61m. Condition: Slight wear.





Qashqa'i Rug circa 1900

Qashqa'i Rug circa 1900

Southwest Persia, circa 1900.

Approximately 6 ft. 3 in. by 4 ft. 7 in. (1.91 m. by 1.40 m.)

Warp: Wool, Z2S, ivory / light brown mix, medium brown or dark brown twist, also dark brown solid

Weft: Wool, 2Z, 2 shoots, red

Pile: Wool, symmetrical knot

Density: 9-10 horizontal, 12 vertical

Sides: Wool, 1 cord of 9 warps, overcast in red and green stripes, a single tassel of solid red, blue, navy or green approximately every 9 in.

Ends: Upper - knotted warp fringe, followed by 2 in. of red kilim with 1 in. band of narrow stripes of blues and greens in center. Lower - 1/2 in. of narrow multi-striped kilim of red, blues and greens, then 1/2 in. dark brown kilim followed by cabled warp fringe

Colors: Deep madder red, deep terra-cotta, ochre, bone, spruce green, indigo, cerulean blue, mahogany, black





Carpet by the Kashkuli taifeh of the Qashqa'i Confederation

Carpet by the Kashkuli taifeh of the Qashqa'i Confederation

Fars Province, southwest Persia, early 20th century. 9ft.10in. x 6ft. 3m. x 1.83m. Overall wear, heavy in places, damage and losses right side, foundations rotted, color run. The carpet has been in a flood.



A Qashqa’i Long Rug Circa 1900 with structure

A Qashqa’i Long Rug Circa 1900 with Structure

Southwest Persia, circa 1900.

Approximately 10 ft. 8 in. by 4 ft. 10 in. (3.25 m. by 1.48 m.)

Warp: Wool, Z2S, natural ivory (some natural ivory / goat hair twist)

Weft: Wool, Z2S, 2-5 shoots, light brown

Pile: Wool, asymmetrical knot open to the left

Density: 9 horizontal, 8 vertical

Sides: 1 cord of 11 warps, overcast with red and green

Ends: Upper - red and green embroidered stitch, 1/2 in. light brown kilim, 11-19 warp cords twisted and knotted. Lower - incomplete

Colors: Ivory, yellow, rose, rust red, light blue, green, black





A Qashqa’i Rug last quarter 19th Century with structure

A Qashqa’i Rug last quarter 19th Century with structure

Southwest Persia, last quarter 19th Century.

Approximately 5 ft. 6 in. by 4 ft. 2 in. (1.68 m. by 1.27 m.)

Warp: Cotton, Z3S, alternate warp strongly depressed, natural white

Weft: Cotton, Z2S, 2 shoots

Pile: Wool, symmetrical knot

Density: 17-19 horizontal, 15-19 vertical

Sides: Wool, 1 cord of 10 warps, yellow and burgundy stripe

Ends: 1/2 in. white cotton kilim with a row of yellow and burgundy brocade at center, knotted warp fringe

Colors: Khaki, beige, madder red, ochre, Copenhagen blue, midnight blue, moss, oxblood, seafoam green, beaver, aqua, green, gold





Shekarlu Qashqai Rug Fragment
Shekarlu Qashqai Rug Fragment

Fragmentary rug by the Shekarlu taifeh of the Qashqa'i Confederation, Fars Province, southwest Persia, second half 19th century. 4ft.9in. x 3ft. 1.45m. x 0.91m. Very slight wear in places. Lacks main border and outer guards.



Pole Medallion Qashqai Rug last quarter 19th C Fars Province

Pole Medallion Qashqai Rug last quarter 19th C Fars Province

Approximately 7ft. 4in. by 4ft. 11in. (2.23 by 1.50m.). Circa 1890. Condition Note: foldwear, minor losses to ends.



Pole Medallion Qashqai Rug last quarter 19th C Fars Province
Pole Medallion Qashqai Rug last quarter 19th C Fars Province
Approximately 189 by 119cm., 6ft. 2in. by 3ft. 11in. Last quarter 19th century.



Qashqai Millefluers Prayer Rug early 20th c. 

Qashqai Millefluers Prayer Rug early 20th c.

Country of Origin: Persia/Iran. This bag is from the Fars region.

Date of Origin: Third quarter 19th century

Use: Khorjun 2 halfs

Size: approximately 243 by 144cm., 8ft. by 4ft. 11in.

Description: the ivory field with a central flower-filled urn flanked by crimson cypress trees, dark walnut surround, deep blue palmette and curled leaf border, dice skirts.



Qashqai Rug circa 1900 Fars Province

Qashqai Rug circa 1900 Fars Province

Approximately 8ft. 5in. by 5ft. 2in. (2.56 by 1.57m.). Circa 1900 original kilim ends, minor repiling, minor foldwear.



Qashquli Qashqai Rug end 19th C Fars Province

Qashquli Qashqai Rug end 19th C Fars Province

Country of origin: Southwest Germany

Dimensions: approx. 132 x 94 cm

A small size of exquisite quality, finely knotted, with violet silk shots. In Persia, as well as in the Arab world, such pieces, produced only by the artful knotters of the Gashguli tribe, were of the utmost importance. Very good condition with high pile and original finishes round. The violet shots have in some places led to slight wear, also visible from the front discolorations.



The Engelhardt Qashqai Rug 2nd Half 19th C Fars Province 
The Engelhardt Qashqai Rug 2nd Half 19th C Fars Province

175 x 118 cm. Upper finish renewed, lower end original, moth damage. However, overall good condition.



Boteh Stripe Qashqai Rug circa 1890 Fars Province

Boteh Stripe Qashqai Rug circa 1890 Fars Province

Approximately 6ft. 10in. by 5ft. 7in. (2.08 by 1.70m.). Original barber's pole selvages, original polychrome dice flatwoven end finish to lower end, upper end missing outermost guard stripe, three slits in end finish.



Caucasian Rosette Qashqai Rug Fars Province

Caucasian Rosette Qashqai Rug Fars Province

Approximately 7ft. 9in. by 5ft. 5in. (2.36 by 1.65m.)



Gabbeh Rug 19th C Fars Province

Gabbeh Rug 19th C Fars Province

ca. 261 x 153 cm. Left side and end seals reinforced with canvas. Rare border. Classic colors. Obvious signs of age and wear.



The Mizrahi Antique Qashqai Saddlecover

The Mizrahi Antique Qashqai Saddlecover

Rare Gashgai Saddlecover

Size: 105cm(H) x 97cm(W) / 3'5"(H) x 3'2"(W)

Region: West Asia - Persia - Southern & Southwest Persia - Qashqa'i

Item Type: Rugs and Carpets - Saddle rug

Period / Date: 19th century - mid (1834 - 1866)

Main Color: Blue

Other Colors: green, yellow, white, lightblue

Materials: wool on wool

Structure / Technique: knotted

Comments On Condition: very good















Qashqai Gabbeh mid 20th c. 

Qashqai Gabbeh mid 20th c.

Southwest Persia, mid 20th c. ca. 178 x 116 cm. In good condition.



Qashquli Qashqai Rug ca 1900 Fars Province 
Qashquli Qashqai Rug ca 1900 Fars Province
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