Qashqai kilim

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  • Size : 270 * 173 cm
  • Age : circa 1920
  • Foundation : warp and weft are made of wool

A late 19th century Qashqai kilim from south west Persia. The Qashqai’s are a tribal group from the Zagros mountain range and they wove both kilims and rugs with strong, geometric designs and daring colours. This kilim is a very good example of this type, its finely woven with beautiful colours and a strong graphic design , the structure is divided into two massive lozenges as medallions, patterned with checkboard design , kilim is ornamented with diamonds and flowers spread throughout the field . The medallions are drawn in a stepped manner with toothed edges. Triangles, squares and rhombuses are the most widely used geometric shapes that are used repeatedly and in combination, as the main motifs of the kilim. Toothed lines separate the different surfaces of this design.  The background is decorated with rhombic and stepped medallions.  The number of medallion repetitions of the field is directly related to the length of the kilim.

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