Carpet: Iran

Carpet of Qashqai Tribe
Qashqai tribe

Seven century ago, a group of Oquz Turks, living around north Azerbaijan, between Rezaieh and Van lakes, lrevan and Nakhjavan regions, entered into Iran and resided in Northern provinces of Iran as well as Western, Central and South of Iran.

At the end of Safavid dynasty, they were congested us a united tribe and made a great homeland in South and central parts of Iran under leadership of an Ilkhan (Chief of tribe), so that in Qajar era they obtained governorship of large area of Fars and Isfahan.

Their language is a branch of Western Oquz Turkish, having unique origin with Azerbaijan and Istanbul Turkish languages.

Qashqai Rug
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