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 kilims are best known for their boldness and and freedom in the way the pattern is drawn. 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.
The central motif of this saddlebag are plants or shrubs woven in a schematic way, whose colors have been arranged diagonally. Part of the dyes are natural. In perfect state of conservation.
Material: 100% hand-spun sheep wool
Size: 115×53 cms
Origin: Qashqai tribe, Iran
Date of weaving: 1950s