Oriental Nomad rugs :

 

Gashghai, kashkuli, boukhara.

 

 

In nomadic tribes, rugs and kilims were of vital importance. They were used as insulation in the yurt, bags or saddlebags for everyday life (gorjin, mafresh ...). The ethnic and rustic side of these creations shows an authentic and artistic know-how.

Iran gashghai kashkuli 0,64 x 0,62 m
Iran gashghai kashkuli 0,64 x 0,62 m

Iran gashghai kashkuli : 0,64 x 0,62 m  Sold

 

Iranian rug from the Fars region (southwestern Iran), kurk* wool, cotton warp and weft, circa 1950-60. Very good state.

Front of gorjin (packing bag) in perfect condition. One notices in the spandrels of the heads of horses connected by columns. These motifs refer to ancient sculptures and bas-reliefs from Persepolis. In the center of the carpet are represented zoomorphs. A lot of attention in the realization of this piece.
The Gashghaï confederation includes different tribes. Some examples: the Bozorg kashkulis (the big ones), the Kuchek kashkulis (the little ones), the Shishbolukis (six districts), the Amalehs or Yalamehs (workers, servants of the Khan).
*kurk wool: fine lamb's wool taken by combing. Strong and durable wool.

Iran gahshghai kashkuli 0,65 x 0,64 m
Iran gahshghai kashkuli 0,65 x 0,64 m

Iran gashghai kashkuli : 0,65 x 0,64 m

 

Iranian rug from the Fars region (southwestern Iran), kurk* wool, cotton warp and weft, circa 1950-60. Very good state.

Front of gorjin (packing bag) of great finesse, in perfect condition. One notices in the spandrels of the heads of horses connected by columns. These motifs refer to ancient sculptures and bas-reliefs from Persepolis. In the center of the carpet are represented zoomorphs, Zoroastrian cypresses and a multitude of flowers. A lot of attention in the realization of this piece.


Iran gashghai 1,36 x 0,70 m
Iran gashghai 1,36 x 0,70 m

Iran gashghaï : 1,36 x 0,70 m

 

Iranian carpet from the Fars region (southwest of Iran), wool, wool warp and weft, circa 1990-2000. Very good state.

Warm and original rug with its graphics. On a luminous, abrached red background, butterflies, flowers in pots and a zoomorphic goat stand out. A border on a beige background frames the field of this charming gashghaï. Unusual size.

Originating from ancient Eastern Armenia (Eastern present-day Turkey) and Caucasian and Iranian Azerbaijan, the Gashghai confederation is located in Fars. Their rugs in bright, bold colors consist of geometric and zoomorphic patterns characteristic of rugs from this region. These are authentic rugs, very warm and solid.

Kashkuli 1,47 x 0,92 m
Kashkuli 1,47 x 0,92 m

Iran kashkuli : 1,47 x 0,92 m

 

Iranian carpet from the Fars region (southwest of Iran) kurk wool, wool warp, 1970. Very good condition. Strong and durable mat.

Amazing kashkuli featuring the 'S' pattern over the entire surface of the rug, framed by a small 'herati' (flowers) border. Ethnic and timeless spirit. The motif 'S' originally represents a two-headed dragon that could be seen on ancient Persian, Chinese and Celtic bronzes. This beautiful kashkuli is predominantly coppery red tones.

The Gashghai confederation includes different tribes. Some examples: the Bozorgs kashkulis (the big ones), the Kucheks kashkulis (the small ones), the Shishbolukis (six districts), the Amalehs or Yalamehs (workers, servants of the Khan).

Kashkuli 1,56 x 1,06 m
Kashkuli 1,56 x 1,06 m

Iran kashkuli : 1,56 x 1,06 m   Sold

 

Iranian carpet from the Fars region (southwest of Iran) kurk wool, cotton warp and weft, 1960. Very good condition. Strong and durable mat.

Lots of mastery in making this zaronim format kashkuli. Around a large diamond, a multitude of stylized 'göls' (flowers) make up the main motif. Four spandrels as well as a wide border balance this beautiful copper-toned kashkuli.

Gashghai 2,70 x 1,70 m
Gashghai 2,70 x 1,70 m
Gashghai Iran 2,70 x 1,70 m

Iranian carpet from the Fars region (southwest Iran) wool, 1960. Good condition. Minor wear and tear.

Beautiful gashghaï with traditional graphics in a deep red. Comfortable carpet of interesting dimensions.
The Gashghai confederation comprises different tribes. Some examples: the Bozorgs kashkulis (the big ones), the Kucheks kashkulis (the small ones), the Shishbolukis (six districts), the Amalehs or Yalamehs (workers, servants of the Khan).

Gashghai 2,53 x 1,65 m
Gashghai 2,53 x 1,65 m

Gashghaï Iran : 2,53 x 1,65 m

 

Iranian wool rug, wool warp and weft, late 19th - early 20th century. Normal state of use on the whole carpet, given its age (between 120 and 140 years). Borders and breakpoints restored in our workshop.


This rare and authentic gashghaï, with rich and worked graphics, is in a good state of conservation. On a midnight blue field, a multitude of floral motifs (göls, palms). A central medallion, brick red spandrels bring freshness. A main border composed of floral motifs is flanked by two small 'herati' or 'samovari' (flower) borders.
The Gashghaï confederation includes different tribes. the Shishbolukis (six districts), the Amalehs or Yalamehs (workers, servants of the Khan).

Yalameh 3,08 x 2,15 m
Yalameh 3,08 x 2,15 m

Yalameh Iran : 3,08 x 2,15 m   Sold

 

Carpet from the Fars region, southwest of Iran, wool, circa 1980. Very good condition. Usual wear (see photos). Strong and durable mat. Restoration points restored to a width in our workshop.

Traditional Yalameh, mianfarsh format, with geometric patterns reminiscent of 'Gashghaï' and 'Loori' carpets. The colors are bold and pleasant. Around the stylized diamonds are represented a multitude of flowers on a navy blue background as well as two zoomorphs of birds. In the main border, flowers (daisies) on a blue-gray background, soothe the geometry of this beautiful Yalameh.

Boukhara tekké 2,10 x 1,48 m
Boukhara tekké 2,10 x 1,48 m

Boukhara : 2,10 x 1,48 m

 

Wool carpet, wool warp and weft threads, circa 1940-50. Good condition. Usual wear.
Authentic Bukhara tekké with a timeless “elephant’s foot” pattern. Beautiful patina with abraches.

Located on the Silk Road, the city of Bukhara is an important center for collecting carpets including Turkmen and Uzbek tribes such as the tekkes, sailleurs, yomouths, bechir. Today, under this name, a number of pieces made by the tribes of the vast territory surrounding this city are brought together. A timeless design consisting of the gül motif is significant in this production. Arranged in rows, these drawings are connected to each other by crosses or lines. There are numerous borders, which helps balance the carpet. The Boukharas are tight carpets, on a red background, with touches of saffron, indigo blue, beige. Despite their finesse, the Bokharas are very resistant. Note: the gül pattern is called “elephant’s foot”. The name Bukhara also refers to carpets decorated with gül from northeastern Iran (Khorasan tribe) to western Afghanistan (Beluch). A Pakistani name designates a production of carpets using this pattern, without equaling its quality.

Ensi Tekké 1,44 x 1,18 m
Ensi Tekké 1,44 x 1,18 m

Ensi tekké : 1,44 x 1,18 m

 

Ensi tekké wool kurk (fine wool collected by combing from lambs), circa 1870, Regular wear. Borders and breakpoints have been restored. The rug has been covered on the back to preserve it. Very fine work. Very good state of conservation given the age (at least 150 years). Rare.

This is not a rug including a mihrab (prayer rug) as one might interpret it. Ensi tekké were used as doors at the entrance to “tam oy” (Turkmen tents). Called hatchlou or hadtchlu (in Armenian), the Ensi tekké is made up of four niches with candlestick motifs like this, and surrounded by large, very elaborate borders. In the center of the upper part is represented a small niche.
Note: a small restoration visible in the border (see photos).

Iran Khorassan 2,58 x 1,25 m
Iran Khorassan 2,58 x 1,25 m

Iran Khorassan : 2,58 x 1,25 m

 

Iranian carpet from Khorassan (north-eastern Iran) wool, circa 1960. State of use, restoration of the breakpoints in our workshop.


Carpet with the typical "elephant's foot" pattern on Bukhara carpets. This timeless design is made up of güls. Solid carpet.

Ersari 2,48 x 1,53 m
Ersari 2,48 x 1,53 m

Ersari : 2,48 x 1,53 m

 

Wool rug, circa 1970. Good condition. Restoration of breakpoints in our workshop.

The ersaris belong to different groups located in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan but also in Afghanistan. This traditional ersari is made up of large 'göl' or 'gül', larger in size than that of other tribes, recalling the 'elephant's foot' motif found in particular on bukhara tekké. Comfortable, strong and durable mat. Some shades of color in the velvet.

Yomouth : 1,24 x 0,84 m

 

Turkmenistan wool rug, circa 1970. Very good condition. The breakpoints have been restored in our workshop. Soft mat.

On the Silk Road, in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, we find different groups composed of ethnic groups and tribes such as the tekkés, sailleurs, yomouths and ersaris (bashirs). The city of Bukhara was an important center of carpet collection.

This zarsharak-sized yomouth is a timeless classic decorated with "kepse gül" (serrated patterns, either green or grey/purple) placed diagonally. The main border is made up of Medes stars and on either side of the carpet, a geometric border, typical of bukhara tekkés, surrounds this composition.

Beluch Afghanistan 1,28 x 0,90 m
Beluch Afghanistan 1,28 x 0,90 m

Beluch Afghanistan : 1,28 x 0,90 m

 

Afghan wool rug, 1970-80. Very good state.

The Beluchs tribes during their migratory movement settled all along the border area between Iran (Khorassan) and Afghanistan. These migrations probably date back to the 16th century. This explains why we find Beluch tribes in Iran and others in Afghanistan. These are authentic rugs that perpetuate ancient Turkmen and Ersari patterns...
Due to the quality of its graphics, rich in patterns, this rug required a lot of attention in its production. The wool is of excellent quality. The colors remain sober as in many semi-old Afghan beluchs.

Iran beluch 2,27 x 1,27 m
Iran beluch 2,27 x 1,27 m

Beluch Iran : 2,27 x 1,27 m

 

Rug from Khorassan, northeastern Iran, wool, cotton warp and weft, 1970-80. Good condition.


Over time, Turkmen ethnic groups have settled in Khorassan. Beautiful work in the realization of this authentic carpet combining tradition and modernity in its design.

Belutch Afghanistan 1,45 x 0,84 m
Belutch Afghanistan 1,45 x 0,84 m

Belutch Afghanistan : 1,45 x 0,84 m

 

Afghan carpet, wool, 1970-80. Very good state.

Nice work for this authentic beloutch rug.
The Beluchs tribes during their migratory movement settled all along the border area between Iran (Khorassan) and Afghanistan. These migrations probably date back to the 16th century. This explains why we find Beluch tribes in Iran and others in Afghanistan. They are authentic rugs that perpetuate ancient Turkmen, ersaris patterns..