Hand made oriental rug
180 x 113cm (5'11 x 3'8)
This tribal rug has a plush soft deep pile. The panel design is not a typical design for a Bonat especially with stylised roses in the boxes. The colourings are quite subdued as I think this piece has had some use in Iran which has helped to mellow the colours. The rug is in perfect condition and is very practical and hard wearing making it ideal for any location in the home.
It is amazing to imagine that you could actually buy a rug that has been created by traditional wandering nomads from Iran and this piece is your chance. The wool pile is mid-length and a lovely soft feel to it. The colourings are typical of what you might expect from these weavers using natural dyes, these are very much earthy shades.
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This carpet will have been made in south-west Iran, although for the purposes of the rug trade the term Persian is still used. It is very similar to Qashqai rugs. We would generally expect Kashgai rugs (Iranian term) to be made by the last genuinely nomadic people of the region. The Qashqai tribal confederation consists of five major tribes, including the Dareshuri, Farsimadan, Sheshboluki, Amaleh, and Kashkuli. Though these versions differ, we believe that the arrival of Qashqai Tribes in Iran coincided with the conquests of Genghis Khan, in the thirteenth century. Twice a year these nomadic people wander between the Zagros mountains to escape the harsh winters and the Persian Gulf in springtime constantly looking for new grazing for their animals.
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 a myriad of birds, animals, flowers and trees which they see around them. Occasionally, if your very fortunate you will come across one with the horses head of Persepolis. As you would expect these carpets are hand-knotted with wool that has largely been vegetable dyed. The Kashgai pieces often have an interesting selvedge with bi or tricolour windings like a barber pole. The other distinctive characteristic is that the rug will be knotted on a wool foundation.
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We recommend the use of an underlay with this product:
Foxi-underlay to provide grip to stop hand made rugs moving
For uneven surfaces we would recommend our Felt underlay:
Felt underlay for uneven floors
This underlay is the nearest size available for your chosen rug, it may require trimming to size depending upon the piece chosen.
|180 x 113cm||(5'11 x 3'8)|
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