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Qashqai Rug

The Greatest Producer of Persian Tribal Carpets

Qashqai tribes usually migrate two times a year south of Isfahan, Fars, and Khuzestan province of Iran (mostly surrounding Fars province), speaking in the Turkish language, similar to Azerbaijan language has many clans. Between different Qashqai clans, only some produce various types of carpets like Qashguli, Shishbuluki, Amaleh, Safikhani, Rahimlu, Ikdir, and Chegini. The Qashguli clan is the most important, and the Shishbuluki clan is the greatest in carpet weaving; Ikdir carpets are privileged and rare and mostly woven for tribe heads. Amaleh and Darashuri clans are well-known because of their kilim rugs.
Qashqai carpet’s design and colors are infinite. Their imagination is impressed by nature, animals and exppressed on their rugs. The types and designs of their carpets are diverce like ancient architectures in geometrical designs and different types like kilim rug, jajim rug, gabbeh rug, saddlebags, and even their tents. Qashqai nomads have different weaving techniques than sedentary Qashqai people. Nomads weave on horizontal looms with yarns that are tokens from their livestock, verse those sedentary tribes mostly weave on a stable vertical loom. “Yallameh” and “Shekarlu” carpet is a very famous style of the sedentary Qashqai tribe. Red and brown are two common colors among the wide range of shining color pallettes of Qashqai rugs.

Qashqai Rug Style Features

Geometric shapes, diamond or a Turkmen Gul surrounded by hooks as medallion, birds, cypress, pomegranate tree, peacock, horizontal or vertical or diagonal lines with leaves and flowers pattern

Looms: horizontal in nomadic tribe and vertical in sedentary tribe yarns: wool and goat hair knot: asymmetric and symmetric Knot densities: 90 000 - 180 000 knots per m2

Most diamond shaped medallions are a symbol of sun or Hoz (pool)

Red, crimson, different hues of blue, brown, green and sometimes yellow and orange

Handmade Persian Qashqai Tribal Rug for Sale

Handmade Qashqai rugs are the treasure of the Persian carpet industry. They are full of lively colors and have diverse designs, patterns, and motifs; each one tells a specific story or displays a part of the wonderful nature surrounding the Persian Qashqai tribes. They are tribal rugs but woven professionally and delicately! Handmade Qashqai rugs have the most variety. From vivacious Qashqai kilim rugs to sweet, minimal, and cozy Qashqai Gabbeh rugs and many types of cut pile rugs, all in unrepeatable natural colors. Different families also create the carpets of the Qashqai tribes, and each of them has a specific structure, usage, and design, such as Kashkuli Qashqai rugs or Darreh-Shuri clan's rugs. The handmade Qashqai rugs, considered the most beautiful and popular Persian tribal carpets (though other tribes' handwoven are still unknown or rare), are suitable for modern decorations, especially Bohemian decorations. You can find diverse types of handmade Qashqai rugs, from antique Qashqai rugs to modern Qashqai Gabbeh rugs, all gathered from this tribe's tents in Iran or town workshops, here.

The Story of Qashqai Rugs

Many legends and stories tell us that the Qashqai people came from Chinese Turkistan in Persia because of its fertile soil and mild weather. No evidence tells us when they migrated to the Fars province of Iran, but they've been Iran's biggest and most essential tribes for many years. They live in their black tents woven from goat hair, which keeps them safe from snakes and insects for eight months of the year among the mountains of Fars and six months of the year in tropical regions in the south of the Fars. Women wear shining, colorful, and unique clothes that adorn meadows. They are the primary producers of Qashqai rugs and carpets. The Qashqai tribe includes many families and subtribes, but the most remarkable clans are Qashguli, Shishbuluki, Safikhani, Rahimlu, Ikdir, Farsimadan, and Darahshuri. Each clan has its specific carpets, but they mostly have woolen structures and bright, saturated colors. They dye all their wool with herbs and vegetables from nature, meadows, and mountains near their tents, putting them in a pot full of water on fire. Also, women spin yarn from their herds. This tribe has a deep, strong culture and history with hardships and a free and artistic nature that inspired their carpets with vividness and sharp structure and designs. Despite many ups and downs, the Qashqai people still have a strong community spirit.

How to Identify Qashqai Rugs?

✔ They are full of little details, mostly with geometric medallions repeated alongside the rug.
✔ Kilim rugs are slit and have sharp, shiny colors with diamond-shaped figures that signify flowers or stars.
✔ Most used colors are red and blue in different shades.
✔ Warp yarns are wool, and usually, the weft is un-dyed brown wool or red wool.

How to Identify Persian Qashqai Rug

Factories That Produce Machine-Made Qashqai Rugs

Although Persian Qashqai rugs are woven more regularly than other Persian tribal rugs, they may still have some irregular shapes or textures. Many manufacturers of machine-made carpets produce many beautiful and high-quality carpets in different sizes inspired by tribal Qashqai rug designs. These factories respond to many customer demands for a unique floor covering with a high-density, transitional style similar to tribal Persian rugs and an anti-allergic soft texture. Get to know many factories of machine-made carpets, producing rugs similar to diverse patterns and designs of Qashqai tribal carpets here and order as much as you want!

Pazirik Carpet Company

Pazirik Carpet Company

Negin Mashhad Helal Carpet Company

Negin Mashhad Helal Carpet Company

Farrahi Carpet Company

Farrahi Carpet Company

Gheytaran Carpet Company

Gheytaran Carpet Company

Keramatian Carpet Company

Keramatian Carpet Company

Beheshti Carpet Company

Beheshti Carpet Company

Sheikh Safi Carpet Company

Sheikh Safi Carpet Company

Mohtasham Carpet Company

Mohtasham Carpet Company

Khatereh Kashan Carpet Company

Khatereh Kashan Carpet Company

Daliran Carpet Company

Daliran Carpet Company

Amiran Carpet Company

Amiran Carpet Company

Dariush Carpet Company

Dariush Carpet Company

Shahrokh Carpet Company

Shahrokh Carpet Company

Jordan Carpet Company

Jordan Carpet Company

Mahoor Carpet Company

Mahoor Carpet Company

Carpet Market and Stores That Provide Qashqai Rugs

Do you love to visit original Persian markets and stores that sell real Persian Qashqai rugs? Or do you want to simply find a Qashqai rug in carpet stores near you or online at markets? Here you can find some of the best and most valid markets and stores, with detailed contact information. From traditional Persian bazaars in Iran to small stores worldwide, we brought data from the most authentic markets. You can register for an exciting Persian carpet market tour to visit fascinating traditional markets full of colors of Qashqai rugs, or you can check their address and shop for Qashqai tribal rugs there.

Upcoming Carpet Exhibitions Offer Qashqai Rugs

Despite a specialized exhibition for Qashqai rugs held annually in Iran in the capital of Fars province (Rugex Exhibition), many other Persian carpet exhibitions and worldwide fairs for floor coverings like Domotex provide some of the best Qashqai rugs. You can get familiar with many local producers of Qashqai rugs in these exhibitions to deal with or make great business connections with them. Also, many machine-made carpet exhibitions are significant events for seeing varied collections of Qashqai machine-made carpets. Stay quickly aware of the upcoming exhibitions of unique handmade Qashqai rugs or modern machine-made Qashqai rugs here.

Carpet Designers of Qashqai Rug Style

It's admirable that traditional Persian tribal rugs are created by tribes' imaginations or perceptions of nature. They always have something new to say in their abstract designs. Many designers, especially contemporary designers, study Qashqai's handwoven products' designs and motifs. This tribe weaves many tools of their daily life from wool yarns, like saddlebags or food counters. Thus, Qashqai tribal rugs are unique and can be an excellent source for creating modern Persian rug designs. Qashqai gabbeh rugs have the most innovative minimal designs in the Persian carpet industry. Everybody loves to warm their house with high piles of Qashqai gabbeh rugs with sweet modern designs, or give life to their decorations with Qashqai colorful kilim rugs. So order your desired pattern of a Persian Qashqai rug in a specific type from one of several talented designers introduced here, and they will create your lovely Qashqai rug.

Persian Qashqai Machine-made Carpet for Sale

You can find several machine-woven rugs by the most reliable and experienced factories in the Qashqai rug style and order them in huge numbers here. There are many Qashqai machine-made carpets, all different in designs and styles (transitional or classic style), sizes, and fibers(from anti-allergic acrylic to soft polyester), for sale in the Percarin shop. Search the great online shop here and check out machine-made Qashqai rugs' details and providers to buy your ideal machine-ade Qashqai carpet at an affordable price!

Common Questions About Qashqai Rug Style

Qashqai tribes weave Qashqai rugs in southwest Iran with wool basements and geometrical designs, repeated diamond shape medallions, and sharp colors.
The Qashqai's extraordinary imaginations of nature are reflected in their rugs as unique designs with a colorful natural dyed wool and bring coziness and warmth.
Kilim, Jajim, and Gabbah are the other main carpet products.
Gabbeh is a Persian tribal carpet with long and thick piles in low density and a very naïve design that mainly artistically displays nature. The minimalistic style of Gabbah makes them suitable for minimal spaces and decorations.
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