Antique Quashqa’i 5'2"×9'1"
This antique Persian rug was woven in the southwestern area of modern-day Iran around 1880 by members of the Qashqa’i tribe. The Qashqa’i are a nomadic tribe inhabiting the southwestern parts of modern-day Iran. Their origins can be traced to Turkic tribes of the central asian steppes which migrated west beginning around the 13th or 14th centuries – possibly catalyzed by Mongol invasions under Ghengis Khan. Traditional Qashqa’i carpets and textiles reflect faint traces of their Turkmen origins, along with Caucasian and Persian influences.
rust, ivory, blue, green, light blue, light green, navy, red, yellow