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
    Ghashghai
    194 x 309 cm
    Special Price €1,359 Regular Price €1,699
  2. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    155 x 230 cm
    €999
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    Shiraz
    Shiraz
    166 x 260 cm
    Special Price €778 Regular Price €1,197
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    Yalameh
    200 x 306 cm
    Special Price €2,391 Regular Price €3,679
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    Shiraz
    165 x 272 cm
    Special Price €934 Regular Price €1,245
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    Yalameh
    174 x 253 cm
    Special Price €1,848 Regular Price €2,640
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    Shiraz
    170 x 257 cm
    Special Price €969 Regular Price €1,211
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    Yalameh
    82 x 266 cm
    €989
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    Shiraz
    138 x 250 cm
    Special Price €1,159 Regular Price €1,656
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    Shiraz
    168 x 291 cm
    Special Price €949 Regular Price €1,355
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    Yalameh
    200 x 296 cm
    Special Price €4,719 Regular Price €5,899
  12. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    138 x 215 cm
    €642
  13. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    170 x 250 cm
    €1,178
  14. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    155 x 250 cm
    €1,276
  15. Ghashghai
    Ghashghai
    125 x 198 cm
    €1,349
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    Ghashghai
    104 x 184 cm
    €789
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    Shiraz
    108 x 197 cm
    €460
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    Ghashghai
    81 x 285 cm
    Special Price €831 Regular Price €1,039
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    Yalameh
    198 x 252 cm
    €2,249
  20. Ghashghai Antique
    Ghashghai Antique
    145 x 178 cm
    €3,249
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    Yalameh
    181 x 248 cm
    Special Price €1,886 Regular Price €2,694
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    Yalameh
    147 x 208 cm
    Special Price €1,287 Regular Price €1,839
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    Shiraz
    168 x 258 cm
    Special Price €900 Regular Price €1,200
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    Yalameh
    203 x 295 cm
    Special Price €2,339 Regular Price €3,599
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    Ghashghai Antique
    130 x 255 cm
    Special Price €6,999 Regular Price €8,749
  26. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    118 x 162 cm
    €419
  27. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    119 x 229 cm
    €599
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    Shiraz
    206 x 280 cm
    €909
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    Ghashghai
    Ghashghai
    126 x 224 cm
    Special Price €1,169 Regular Price €1,799
  30. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    133 x 298 cm
    €1,089
  31. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    152 x 252 cm
    €1,062
  32. Ghashghai
    Ghashghai
    120 x 180 cm
    €489
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    Yalameh
    92 x 187 cm
    €473
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    Ghashghai
    98 x 175 cm
    €389
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    Ghashghai
    143 x 260 cm
    Special Price €629 Regular Price €899
  36. Yalameh
    Yalameh
    100 x 147 cm
    €889
  37. Ghashghai Patina
    Ghashghai Patina
    215 x 282 cm
    €687
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    Shiraz
    120 x 197 cm
    €519
  39. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    155 x 258 cm
    €1,109
  40. Shiraz
    Shiraz
    158 x 258 cm
    €1,131
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    Shiraz
    228 x 312 cm
    €1,971
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    Yalameh
    85 x 296 cm
    €1,139
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    Yalameh
    153 x 243 cm
    €2,100
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    Shiraz
    148 x 173 cm
    €553
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    Shiraz
    170 x 262 cm
    Special Price €802 Regular Price €1,234
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    Shiraz
    165 x 273 cm
    €788
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    Shiraz
    170 x 267 cm
    Special Price €818 Regular Price €1,258
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    Shiraz
    187 x 294 cm
    €1,119
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    Ghashghai
    100 x 348 cm
    €974
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    Ghashghai
    133 x 196 cm
    €569
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    204 x 292 cm
    Special Price €2,505 Regular Price €3,579
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    Ghashghai
    124 x 195 cm
    Special Price €1,239 Regular Price €1,549
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    Shiraz
    218 x 313 cm
    Special Price €1,229 Regular Price €1,890
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    Ghashghai
    110 x 164 cm
    €590
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    Shiraz
    171 x 275 cm
    Special Price €847 Regular Price €1,303
  56. Shiraz Ghashgai
    Shiraz Ghashgai
    130 x 198 cm
    €899
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    163 x 243 cm
    €2,379
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    Yalameh
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    Special Price €419 Regular Price €599
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    Yalameh
    153 x 212 cm
    €1,949
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    Shiraz
    162 x 256 cm
    €1,150
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    Yalameh
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    Special Price €1,679 Regular Price €2,399
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    Special Price €1,325 Regular Price €2,039
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    Shiraz
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    Special Price €895 Regular Price €1,278
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    220 x 315 cm
    Special Price €1,049 Regular Price €1,499
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    Shiraz
    155 x 268 cm
    €896
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    175 x 254 cm
    €1,113
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    Shiraz
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    Special Price €563 Regular Price €939
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    98 x 146 cm
    €859
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    Shiraz
    175 x 265 cm
    €1,286
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    Ghashghai
    82 x 160 cm
    €299
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    Yalameh
    151 x 200 cm
    Special Price €1,259 Regular Price €1,799
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    €1,879
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