Turkic-speaking pastoral nomadic tribal groups began entering central and southern Iran during the eleventh and twelfth centuries.The Qashqai, as a large tribal unit, dates back at least to the early eighteenth century, when some Turkish(Turki)-speaking tribal groups in the region existed under the name Qashqai.
Qashqai rugs are best known for an aesthetically pleasing geometry, the fineness of their wool and their clear, strong colours combine to ensure their reputation as superlative examples of textile art.
This Qashqai weaver has used a lighter blue colour than is usual for the Qashqai rugs. It has a high knot density and the wool is soft and shinny.
Material: 100% hand-spun sheep wool
Size: 154×112 cms
Origin: Qashqai tribe, Iran
Date of weaving: 1960s