This gorgeous bright multicoloured kilim is 100% wool, with all natural vegetable dyes. The geometric fish pattern is a typical design for the tribes making these rugs. Qashqai kilims are one of the most famous types of kilim.
Qashqai - Kilim 14'2"x4'5"
Age: 0-20 (New)
Pile - Warp: Wool on Cotton
Knot Density: *The Kilims are woven and have no knots
Qashqai: Qashqai rugs are woven by nomads who live in the mountainous areas of Southwest Persia, the provinces of Fars, Khuzestan, south of Isfahan and around the city Shiraz. They weave rugs, Kilims and decorative textiles (ribbons, bags, etc.), which depict scenes from their lives with various representation of humans, animals, birds, trees and flowers.
Kilim: This is a particular type of Oriental flat woven rug without a pile (which preceded the pile rug) and is manufactured mainly by nomads in Persia, Afghanistan, Turkey and in various regions of the Caucasus. They are usually made of wool, and occasionally of silk, and the colouring of yarns is done with plants and minerals that contribute to natural, beautiful colours. The long history of Kilim rugsgoes back centuries to the nomads of Central Asia. Initially the rugs were mainly used in households and much later became commercial products, following the bloom of the oriental ruging during the 16th and 17th century. They have many applications and can be used on the floor, as toppings or for decorating walls. The name kilim is derived from the Persian word gelim. In Kurdish they are called Berr.
The most famous Persian rugs are Sumakh, Senneh, Fars and Qashqai.