Circa: Dated 1378 – that converts to 1950 – 1960’s
Size: 92″ X 56″ – 235 cm X 143 cm
QASHKAI tribal rug with natural variations of wool. Qashkais are a Turkic speaking people and have been in south part of Persia where they came from Central Asia. Some still live in nomadic life. It is possible to visit them in these days. They are master weavers and dyers. They weave a few different type of rugs and flat weaves. This is woven by a poor tribal family that they had no chance to get their wool dyed and took advantage of natural undyed wool. They even use dyes on light and dark brown wool so that they would not use to much of dyestuff. There is a date on it – 1950s. She has shiny and soft wool. Woven very strongly. She even has some goat hair on her foundation which proofs that she was woven by nomadic people. The line in center on the images is from being folded and it will be gone before she departs for her new adventure.
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