Hand made runners
329 x 116cm (10'10 x 3'10)
Lovely sumptuous Fine Persian Qashqai runner with lots of richness in the use of colours. The warm reds, deep blue and the introduction of cream make for a lovely colour combination. There is an impressive, interesting collection of decorations, including some qwerky birds and butterflies.
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This carpet will have been made in Iran, although for the purposes of the rug trade the term Persian is still used. We would generally expect Kashgai rugs (Iranian term) to be made by the last genuinely nomadic people of the region. The Qashqai tribal confederation consists of five major tribes, including the Dareshuri, Farsimadan, Sheshboluki, Amaleh, and Kashkuli. Though these versions differ, we believe that the arrival of the Qashqai Tribes in Iran coincided with the conquests of Genghis Khan, in the thirteenth century.
The Qashqai designs are not written or drawn but passed on to daughters who watch their mothers from an early age and gradually develop their skills in a family environment. It would be fair to say that the women will make these pieces with 2 or even 3 generations being involved. The piece is knotted by the weavers who sit cross-legged upon the floor and indeed the carpet, whilst they craft their art, Meanwhile, the men and boys will be out tending and protecting the animals. As well as the traditional lozenge-shaped ground with medallions in the centre repeated in the corners, they will often include birds, animals, flowers and trees which they see around them. As you would expect these carpets are hand-knotted with wool that has largely been vegetable dyed. The Kashgai pieces often have an interesting selvedge with bi or tricolour windings like a barber pole. The other distinctive characteristic is that the rug will be knotted on a wool foundation.
We recommend the use of an underlay with this product:
For uneven surfaces we would recommend our Felt underlay:
329 x 116cm (10'10 x 3'10)
- Pile: 100% Wool
- Vacuum using suction only Please do not vacuum fringes
- We recommend an underlay to prolong the life of your rug and to protect against possible dye transfer.
- Spot Cleaning:
- Blot spills with absorbent cloths, do not rub or use detergent cleaning products. Spot clean with minimal liquid using soap-based products, preferably using the froth or lather.
- Full Clean:
- Specialist Cleaning only.
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