Antique Handmade oriental carpet No. 69468 Kashgai, antique Iran 305 x 170 cm
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305 x 170 cm
floral / allover
This is a unique handmade / hand-knotted / traditional oriental carpet
The pile of this carpet is made of wool
The main element of this carpet design is the Botteh pattern, and in its smaller version: Mir design, in the West known as Paisley design. The Botteh motif is depicted in the shape of a teardrop and represents fertility and eternal life. It is often found in carpets from Kerman in Iran, India, and antique Caucasian rugs. The word Botteh comes from the Persian word for bush.
The Ghashgai nomads live mainly in the Shiraz area of Iran and belong to the Turk peoples. There are approx. 300,000 Ghashgai nomads at present. Probably they came to Iran in the 13th/14th century from Caucasus and they speak Turkish dialects. Ghashgai nomads are proud, freedom-loving and hospitable people. They are considered to be the richest among Persian nomads and they are of Shiite faith. Ghashgai rugs belong to the finest and most valuable of nomadic rugs.
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