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Antique Qasghai rug

Circa 1890
200 × 128 cm 6’6” x 4’2”


A beautiful glossy pile on this Southern-Persian ‘Boteh’ design antique Qasghai rug from the late 19th century.  To have the ‘Boteh’ design as the main field design and in the border is quite rare and unusual.  Woven on a wool foundation this rug also has a lot of the original kilim ends in-tact.  The variation of dyes are exquisite and this rug has a lot of life and interest.

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  Some lovely dye change in the background blue dyes which is known as ‘Abrash’.

The Qasghai are Persian nomadic tribes that have lived in south-west Persia for centuries. The Qashqai people lived in central Asia and the Caucasus region for many centuries before moving to their current home region. Because of this diverse history, influences from many regions are apparent in their carpets, such as these Bothe designs which we often see in rugs such as Senneh and Caucasian rugs.  More often woven on a wool foundation their handle is loose and with fine soft wool they are beautiful underfoot.

Request a home visit to see this stunning rare Qasghai rug in-situ or visit our showroom in Crondall, Surrey to view hundreds of rare antique rugs.

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