Ghashghai

Qashqai carpets are knotted by the nomadic Qashqai tribes of the mountainous highlands of Southwestern Iran. These nomad and today mostly semi-nomadic shepherds and weavers have for centuries resided in the provinces of Fars, Khuzestan and Southern Isfahan. Today the vast majority are mostly centred in the surrounding area of Shiraz, once the centre of the Persian Empire.

Historically the Qashqai (also Gashghai, Kashgai, Gaschgai) tribes migrated twice a year between their winter pastures near the Persian Gulf and the summer pastures up in the cooler Zagros mountains.

Carpets and the art of carpet making as well as that of kilims, bags, saddle bags, tents, ribbons and other woven ornaments are a prominent part of nomadic heritage and culture. Today these decorations are greatly appreciated and can be found adorning many modern homes around the world.

Qashqai carpets are made using the wool and hair from the tribe’s own flock of sheep, goats and horses and many of the distinct patterns are still woven from memory, an art passed down from generation to generation. The carpets are woven on horizontal looms where the weaver typically sits on the already woven part of the carpet during the weaving process.

Qashqai carpets are found in many stunning eye-catching artistic combinations that reflect a nomadic lifestyle and typically come in a warm red-brown colour. The carpets are very durable, and due to the practicality of the darker colours, they are not dirt sensitive, making them a great choice when decorating traficated areas such as entrances, kitchens and hallways.

The patterns often feature beautiful medallions and depict scenes from every-day life with representations of birds, flowers, trees, stylized humans and four legged animals. The weavers also fetch inspiration from the frescoes and columns of Persepolis, the ancient capital of Persia at the time of the Achmenids.

The carpets are knotted with good quality raw material and the fact that they tend to be more coarsely woven with a knot density of up to around 180,000 knots per square metre is not a sign of poor quality, but rather one of quicker and more efficient production. Qashqai carpets are extremely robust and their less detailed patterns and more primitive look make them very popular around the world. Today a growing number of Qashqai carpets are being knotted for commercial use by semi nomadic weavers and finding a genuine ”old time” Qashqai is hard.

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    Ghashghai
    108 x 197 cm
    Special Price €979 Regular Price €1,399
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    200 x 306 cm
    Special Price €2,943 Regular Price €3,679
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    174 x 253 cm
    Special Price €1,848 Regular Price €2,640
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    82 x 266 cm
    €989
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    Shiraz
    Shiraz
    138 x 250 cm
    Special Price €1,159 Regular Price €1,656
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    Shiraz
    168 x 291 cm
    €1,355
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    Yalameh
    200 x 296 cm
    Special Price €4,719 Regular Price €5,899
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    Shiraz
    170 x 250 cm
    €1,178
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    €399
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    Ghashghai
    124 x 195 cm
    Special Price €1,239 Regular Price €1,549
  11. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    155 x 250 cm
    €1,276
  12. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    167 x 273 cm
    €1,264
  13. Ghashghai
    Ghashghai
    125 x 198 cm
    €1,349
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    Ghashghai
    104 x 184 cm
    €789
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    Ghashghai
    81 x 285 cm
    Special Price €831 Regular Price €1,039
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    Ghashghai
    86 x 295 cm
    Special Price €799 Regular Price €1,142
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    Yalameh
    198 x 252 cm
    €2,249
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    Ghashghai
    Ghashghai
    102 x 150 cm
    Special Price €384 Regular Price €549
  19. Ghashghai Antique
    Ghashghai Antique
    145 x 178 cm
    €3,249
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    Yalameh
    147 x 208 cm
    €1,839
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    Shiraz
    168 x 258 cm
    €1,200
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    Yalameh
    203 x 295 cm
    Special Price €2,519 Regular Price €3,599
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    Ghashghai Antique
    130 x 255 cm
    Special Price €6,999 Regular Price €8,749
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    Ghashghai
    126 x 224 cm
    Special Price €1,169 Regular Price €1,799
  25. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    133 x 298 cm
    €1,089
  26. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    152 x 252 cm
    €1,062
  27. Ghashghai
    Ghashghai
    120 x 180 cm
    €486
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    92 x 187 cm
    €473
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    Ghashghai
    98 x 175 cm
    €387
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    Ghashghai
    143 x 260 cm
    Special Price €629 Regular Price €899
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    100 x 147 cm
    €889
  32. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    155 x 258 cm
    €1,109
  33. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    158 x 258 cm
    €1,131
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    Shiraz
    228 x 312 cm
    €1,971
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    85 x 296 cm
    €1,139
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    Yalameh
    153 x 243 cm
    €2,100
  37. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    156 x 242 cm
    €1,048
  38. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    170 x 262 cm
    €1,234
  39. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    165 x 273 cm
    €788
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    Shiraz
    170 x 267 cm
    €1,258
  41. Ghashghai
    Ghashghai
    100 x 348 cm
    €974
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    204 x 292 cm
    €3,579
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    218 x 313 cm
    €1,890
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    Ghashghai
    110 x 164 cm
    €590
  45. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    171 x 275 cm
    €1,303
  46. Shiraz Ghashgai
    Shiraz Ghashgai
    130 x 198 cm
    €899
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    Yalameh
    163 x 243 cm
    €2,379
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    Ghashghai
    125 x 206 cm
    Special Price €631 Regular Price €789
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    80 x 124 cm
    €599
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    Shiraz
    165 x 272 cm
    €1,245
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    153 x 212 cm
    €1,949
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    162 x 256 cm
    €1,150
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    150 x 237 cm
    Special Price €1,679 Regular Price €2,399
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    156 x 218 cm
    €2,039
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    Shiraz
    170 x 271 cm
    €1,278
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    Shiraz
    180 x 235 cm
    €1,173
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    Shiraz
    200 x 280 cm
    €1,552
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    102 x 152 cm
    €939
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    Shiraz
    176 x 262 cm
    €1,278
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    €859
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    Shiraz
    175 x 265 cm
    €1,286
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    Ghashghai
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    €295
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    151 x 200 cm
    €1,799
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    155 x 201 cm
    €1,879
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    Shiraz
    212 x 300 cm
    €1,763
  66. Ghashghai Antique
    Ghashghai Antique
    100 x 155 cm
    €6,749
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    Shiraz
    170 x 257 cm
    €1,211
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    Shiraz
    168 x 256 cm
    €1,192
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    Shiraz
    165 x 233 cm
    €1,064
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    205 x 296 cm
    Special Price €4,255 Regular Price €6,079
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    81 x 290 cm
    €1,059
  72. Shiraz Patina
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    136 x 360 cm
    €1,099
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    Ghashghai
    110 x 187 cm
    €749
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    222 x 302 cm
    €1,857
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    Ghashghai Antique
    150 x 220 cm
    €2,249
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    Ghashghai
    101 x 142 cm
    €599
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    Shiraz
    181 x 275 cm
    €1,380
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    171 x 252 cm
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