and fame of Qashqai carpet, first of all depends on quality of its
wool. This fine desirable wool is obtained from sheep grazing in
mild climate and rich prairies. Thus, drastic and sudden changes of
temperature make no effect upon wool and warps become not dry or
light or hollow. The other factor for fame and prominence of Qashqai
carpet, is quality of dyes applied in carpet weaving. They always
use colors, which exhibit the fragrance and shine, even after a year
and avoid synthetic aniline and unstable dyes.
Tribal original images and motives are other outstanding elements of
Qashqai carpet predominance. They have exercised for years upon
these designs and have inherited it from their ancestors. Other
example of those motives could be seen in other handicraft, such as
tile and cashmere, and also in their architecture.
Ancient patterns are the mystery of their past life:
Crane: sign of long life
Phoenix: sign of eternity
Gazelle: sign of good luck
Lion: protector and guardian of
Comb: sign of cleanliness and
Some designs are expression of the reflection explained many
centuries before, such as paradise, a fountain in the entire desert,
a great free with a bird upon, …
Of other factors of fame and maintenance of carpet, are way of
knotting and application of warp and weft, way of spinning and
twisting, number of wales, combing and in short, weaving. They are
so accurate in tying, that their woven changes not a bit of color
after centuries and no wear could be observed in rug.
Qashqai carpet is not business merchandise and its artistic aspect
is overwhelmed to its income prospect. Maiden girls of tribe prepare
their dowry; start weaving at the early age of youth and produce
many species of rug, gabbeh, kilim and jajim. They believe that
their own hands should prepare their house appliance.