Beautiful Antique Persian Qashqai Runner Rug, Signed Top Right “Hassan Khan 1322” Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa date: 1900 – This gorgeous tribal runner rug from the turn of the 20th century is an excellent example of the antique tribal design area rugs of the Qashqai people. Until recently, these people continued to live the traditional nomadic lifestyle that they have lived for hundreds or thousands of years. This beautiful runner reflects years of the cultural traditions and history of these nomadic people. It has a human touch that is a unique reflection of the hands that tied each knot with care.
This beautiful wool rug with its warm, earthy palette will be the crowning touch of many contemporary room designs. Recently, Persian rugs have once again become an important design element in contemporary styles. The designs of the Qashqai differ from those of other tribes of the Caucasus mountains in that they feature large-scale diamond patterns and complex backgrounds.
These captivating antique Persian area rugs were created on carpet weaving looms that had to be able to be packed quickly and transported to a new location when the herds were moved from summer to winter grazing grounds. For that reason, many of the rugs are of a smaller size. The production of larger rugs indicates a transition to a more long-term living location.
The nomadic lifestyle of the Qashqai gave them access to a limited palette of colors as they could only access the plants available to them in their local area. Even though the range of colors is often less numerous than in other types of area rugs of the region, the Qashqai people show an incredible amount of creativity in the way they design beautifully complex rugs.
Many times, women rug weavers sat together with their looms nearby singing songs and laughing together as nimble fingers tied countless knots. Creating these beautiful rugs is a time-honored community tradition, and everyone shared in the process. This is what makes Qashqai rugs a treasured addition to the home.
The tribal antique Persian Qashqai rugs continue to find their way into a variety of modern styles from Boho Chic to Eco-Chic. They represent an integral part of traditional furniture decor, and they often form the centerpiece of contemporary designs. This Qashqai runner rug is perfect for a wider hallway or for creating a pathway to unify areas of the home.
This antique rug is signed “Hassan Khan 1322” in the upper right corner. This might have been the designer of the rug, or it might indicate that it was a commissioned piece. Either way, this is a gorgeous piece that will be a cherished addition to add an element of tribal flavor to your home or office.