Hand made oriental rug
225 x 160cm (7'5 x 5'3)
it is unusual for Clare to trade in Antique rugs. However, on occasions she will find something special and interesting. This piece is possibly Circa 1920 it has low pile (although the wear is even all over ). For the discerning rug buyer this piece would be very desirable, the colours are soft gentle and mellow.
This outstandingly intricate, antique Persian Qashqai rug has a powerful cobalt blue centre-ground that has been combined with contrasting touches of brick red and complementing tones of soft beige and brown tones present throughout this amazing piece. This intricate combination has resulted in a truly show-stopping piece of art.
This carpet will have been made in Iran, although for the purposes of the rug trade the term Persian is still used. We would generally expect Kashgai rugs (Iranian term) to be made by the last genuinely nomadic people of the region. The Qashqai designs are not written or drawn but passed on to daughters who watch their mothers from an early age and gradually develop their skills in a family environment. It would be fair to say that the women will make these pieces with 2 or even 3 generations being involved. The piece is knotted by the weavers who sit cross legged upon the floor and indeed the carpet, whilst they craft their art, Meanwhile the men and boys will be out with tending and protecting the animals. As well as the traditional lozenge-shaped ground with medallions in the centre repeated in the corners, they will often include birds, animals, flowers and trees which they see around them. As you would expect these carpets are hand knotted with wool that has largely been vegetable dyed. The Kashgai peices often have an interesting selvedge with bi or tri colour windings like a barber pole. The other distinctive characteristic is that the rug will be knotted on a wool foundation.
We recommend the use of an underlay with this product:
For uneven surfaces we would recommend our Felt underlay:
225 x 160cm (7'5 x 5'3)
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