Lot 5065

Antique Persian Qashqai Rug 7 ft 3 in x 4 ft 6 in (2.21 m x 1.37 m)

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

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Gorgeous Geometric Antique Persian Qashqai Rug, Country Of Origin / Rug Type: Antique Persian Rugs, Circa date: 1880

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This alluring tribal geometric antique Persian Qashqai rug exhibits the characteristic geometric design and symmetrical balances that we expect to see in the best of these Persian rugs. Both the central double diamond design and the abundance of animal life depicted on the background field are typical tribal design elements of geometric antique Persian Qashqai rugs. The abundance of small decorative medallions in the border design are also a known approach to these elaborate geometrical carpet styles.

Members of the Qashqai tribe lived in the Caucasus and Central Asia for many generations before they relocated to southern Persia. Valuable influences from all three of these locales are found in their carpet designs, colors and styles. The weaving style exhibited by Persian Qashqai rugs is a strong directness and playful boldness. This is especially evident in their grand triangular medallions.

While they stayed in the Azerbaijan mountains, the Qashqai rug designers and weavers absorbed the Caucasian rug weavers’ desire for vibrant colors and daring mixtures of color combinations. The Qashqai people have been inspired by the sheer artistry of antique rugs from Persia and carpet designs of other nearby tribes. Antique Persian Qashqai carpet weaving mixes savvy spontaneity and graceful style with depths of color and enriching symbolism.

Their nomadic origins have always kept the Qashqai tribal people very active. Throughout the years, they have endured and withstood numerous serious hardships. Their antique Persian rug designs are woven accounts of each weaving artist’s unique, personal and overall cultural experience and understanding. Every Persian carpet exhibits an abundance of intricate detail.

Included in these carpet designs are countless birds, animals, flowers and geometric elements. A curious mix of chickens, peacocks, gazelles, lions, deer, dogs and other animals is present in many rug designs from this innovative tribe.

The many Qashqai sub tribes are essentially a group of casually connected Turkic clans. Around the year 1600 A.D., Jani Agha Qashqai assumed the task of bringing order to the varied divisions of the Qashqai tribal people. The antique tribal Persian Qashqai carpets have always gained praise for their ultimate levels of savvy inspiration and expert craftsmanship. Qashqai civilization is still dedicated to the tribal road, il rah, and to their inspiring weaving. Wherever in the world they may be, if their carpet is with them, they are at home.


Overall good condition. The pile is low and even with areas of minor wear. There are minor re-piling in some areas of the field. The two ends are original and secured. The sides are original and secured. This rug is clean and floor ready. Please contact our rug experts at auction@nazmiyal.com or call us for any questions you may have at 212.545.8029.

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