carpet is a matchless carpet. Beauty of images and designs, finesse
of knots, durability of colors and most of all, mysterious and
dream-raiser air of weaving, made handicrafts of this tribe a pride
of traditional arts.
Qashqai's hand-woven are an important cultural phenomena, exhibiting
the art and industry of this great tribe and Qashqai weavers, as
admitted by experts, have been distinguished masters of Iran and the
world. Their dream-like designing, finesse of weaving and dyeing of
skilful women have gained fame and honor for Qashqai.
Carpet weaving of Qashqai tribe with 600 years of precedence has
protected its special motives and designs and have melted it with
non-traditional styles; though they have made some innovations, but
within 100 of years has reserved their original images. In fact
tribal combination with adjacent clans resulted absorption of
culture and art of neighboring clans and is going-on at present
time. They use some non-native designs in some instances in weaving
fine and attractive rugs.
Some of the original and traditional designs of Qashqai tribe,
remained untouched, resembling to designs of Caucus and Asia Minor;
for example weaving of Shakarlu branch which designs are extracted
from Khalaj, Kurd and Lor, such as Yelmeh and Joshaghani and some
are adapted from their residence original textures, Fars.
The way of tribal life was suitable for advancement of carpet
weaving and other hand woven, since the far away past, because
carpets were strong and coarse, easy to transport and had not much
expense to produce and very suitable for wondering tribes; also raw
material was in access and native people had enough skill for
weaving. It was one of the limited materials for making anything
need for life.