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 Patina
    132 x 240 cm
    €662
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    Shiraz
    Shiraz
    220 x 315 cm
    Special Price €974 Regular Price €1,499
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    Yalameh
    200 x 306 cm
    Special Price €2,391 Regular Price €3,679
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    Shiraz
    Shiraz
    165 x 272 cm
    Special Price €934 Regular Price €1,245
  5. Ghashghai
    Ghashghai
    190 x 300 cm
    €1,299
  6. Ghashghai
    Ghashghai
    98 x 145 cm
    €799
  7. Ghashghai
    Ghashghai
    150 x 240 cm
    €891
  8. Ghashghai Patina
    Ghashghai Patina
    120 x 212 cm
    €899
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    Yalameh
    Yalameh
    174 x 253 cm
    Special Price €1,848 Regular Price €2,640
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    Yalameh
    150 x 222 cm
    Special Price €1,299 Regular Price €1,998
  11. Ghashghai
    Ghashghai
    130 x 200 cm
    €1,199
  12. Yalameh
    Yalameh
    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
    Shiraz
    168 x 291 cm
    Special Price €949 Regular Price €1,355
  15. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    110 x 186 cm
    €469
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    Yalameh
    Yalameh
    200 x 296 cm
    Special Price €4,719 Regular Price €5,899
  17. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    138 x 215 cm
    €642
  18. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    170 x 250 cm
    €1,178
  19. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    168 x 255 cm
    €979
  20. Ghashghai
    Ghashghai
    104 x 184 cm
    €789
  21. Yalameh
    Yalameh
    84 x 201 cm
    €1,319
  22. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    129 x 174 cm
    €439
  23. Ghashghai
    Ghashghai
    115 x 162 cm
    €369
  24. Ghashghai
    Ghashghai
    127 x 202 cm
    €899
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    Ghashghai
    Ghashghai
    81 x 285 cm
    Special Price €831 Regular Price €1,039
  26. Ghashghai
    Ghashghai
    178 x 270 cm
    €952
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    Shiraz Ghashghai
    102 x 180 cm
    Special Price €699 Regular Price €998
  28. Ghashghai
    Ghashghai
    148 x 262 cm
    €663
  29. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    158 x 285 cm
    €1,399
  30. Ghashghai
    Ghashghai
    71 x 154 cm
    €271
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    Yalameh
    Yalameh
    88 x 203 cm
    Special Price €968 Regular Price €1,383
  32. Yalameh
    Yalameh
    79 x 201 cm
    €1,225
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    Yalameh
    Yalameh
    85 x 296 cm
    Special Price €911 Regular Price €1,139
  34. Ghashghai
    Ghashghai
    155 x 222 cm
    €719
  35. Ghashghai
    Ghashghai
    134 x 225 cm
    €899
  36. Yalameh
    Yalameh
    198 x 252 cm
    €2,249
  37. Ghashghai Antique
    Ghashghai Antique
    145 x 178 cm
    €3,249
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    Yalameh
    67 x 196 cm
    Special Price €799 Regular Price €999
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    Yalameh
    Yalameh
    147 x 208 cm
    Special Price €1,287 Regular Price €1,839
  40. Ghashghai
    Ghashghai
    100 x 152 cm
    €318
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    Yalameh
    203 x 295 cm
    Special Price €2,339 Regular Price €3,599
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    Ghashghai Antique
    Ghashghai Antique
    130 x 255 cm
    Special Price €6,999 Regular Price €8,749
  43. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    118 x 162 cm
    €419
  44. Ghashghai
    Ghashghai
    120 x 205 cm
    €487
  45. Ghashghai
    Ghashghai
    128 x 200 cm
    €1,337
  46. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    119 x 229 cm
    €599
  47. Yalameh
    Yalameh
    64 x 208 cm
    €1,033
  48. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    132 x 205 cm
    €589
  49. Yalameh
    Yalameh
    81 x 192 cm
    €1,201
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    Shiraz
    206 x 280 cm
    €909
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    Ghashghai
    210 x 297 cm
    Special Price €1,749 Regular Price €2,499
  52. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    78 x 140 cm
    €699
  53. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    120 x 301 cm
    €829
  54. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    82 x 186 cm
    €349
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    Ghashghai
    133 x 187 cm
    €518
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    Ghashghai
    126 x 224 cm
    Special Price €1,169 Regular Price €1,799
  57. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    133 x 298 cm
    €1,089
  58. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    152 x 252 cm
    €1,062
  59. Ghashghai
    Ghashghai
    120 x 180 cm
    €489
  60. Yalameh
    Yalameh
    65 x 186 cm
    €928
  61. Yalameh
    Yalameh
    92 x 187 cm
    €473
  62. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    170 x 244 cm
    €949
  63. Ghashghai
    Ghashghai
    134 x 170 cm
    €451
  64. Ghashghai
    Ghashghai
    98 x 175 cm
    €389
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    Ghashghai
    Ghashghai
    143 x 260 cm
    Special Price €629 Regular Price €899
  66. Yalameh
    Yalameh
    60 x 204 cm
    €945
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    100 x 147 cm
    Special Price €667 Regular Price €889
  68. Ghashghai
    Ghashghai
    155 x 200 cm
    €767
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    Ghashghai Patina
    Ghashghai Patina
    215 x 282 cm
    Special Price €515 Regular Price €687
  70. Yalameh
    Yalameh
    67 x 191 cm
    €1,733
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    60 x 187 cm
    €858
  72. Yalameh
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    105 x 137 cm
    €356
  73. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    120 x 197 cm
    €519
  74. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    155 x 258 cm
    €1,109
  75. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    158 x 258 cm
    €1,131
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    228 x 312 cm
    €1,971
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