Beautiful Antique Persian Qashqai Bird Design Rug 70212, Country of Origin: Persian, Circa date: 1920 – The Qashqai are a group of nomads who have traveled throughout the mountains of southern Persia for the last three and a half centuries. This antique Persian Qashqai carpet is a beautiful example of their weaving skills. The rich culture of the people shows through in their use of brilliant colors and themes that feature the natural world around them, as with the delightful birds that cover the field of this antique Oriental carpet.
The tribe is a strong community, and the women often help each other in their tasks. Visitors to the area report that the women weavers help each other with their rugs and work together to gather the plants and berries to use in a collective dye bath. This spirit of deep connection to each other and the earth shows through in exquisite tribal rugs such as this one.
One of the most striking features of this rug is the beautiful array of colors in the bird motifs and the borders of the rug. The Qashqai tribes have lived in Central Asia, Caucasus, and southern Persia. You will often see these influences in the artistry of their antique rugs. The dazzling use of colors is an influence that comes from interactions with the Caucasus tribes.
The symbolism and depth of design is a reflection of Persian influences. Animals and plants often cover every inch of the carpets. Birds represent happiness, love, and joy. Throughout the borders of the rug are the boteh, or eternal flame, and other symbolic flowers and motifs.
This antique Persian rug has a whimsical and charming character that will instantly brighten the mood of the room. The bright colors and layers of traditional designs create an instant connection to tribal community that created it. This is a remarkable piece for its use of color and the abundant bird motifs. It would make a delightful addition to any space where it will add its enchanting character to the decor.