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.

Kashkuli 3,06 x 2,07 m
Kashkuli 3,06 x 2,07 m
Iran Kashkuli  306 x 207 cm    Sold

Iranian rug from the Fars region, wool, cotton warp and weft, circa 1950. Very good condition.

Astonishing kashkuli in "mian farsh" format with refined graphics in an "art deco" spirit. In the center, a large hexagon on an abbreviated red background * kafzadé (plain field) is highlighted by four black spandrels. Large flowers bring originality to this timeless and daring rug.


A beautiful beige border, framed on either side by two small flower borders (herati or samovari), consists of a pattern of stylized flowers available in a multitude of colors. The "S" ** motif is widely represented. A small central medallion predominantly beige puts a luminous touch on this very beautiful kashkuli.
Comfortable, strong and durable mat.


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).


* Abrache: term designating a variation of tones in the same color.
** The "S" motif originally represents a two-headed dragon that could be seen on ancient Persian, Chinese and Celtic bronzes.

Kashkuli 1,40 x 1,23 m
Kashkuli 1,40 x 1,23 m
Kashkuli Iran 1,40 x 1,23 m

Iranian rug from the Fars region (southwest Iran) wool, 1960. Very good condition.

Harmonious whole for this kashkuli rug of excellent quality. Two original and geometric medallions stand out against a deep red background, accompanied by a multitude of diamonds. In the four spandrels are represented four partridges. Comfortable, strong and durable mat. Interesting format.

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 kashkuli 1,50 x 1,10 m
Gashghai kashkuli 1,50 x 1,10 m
Gashghai Kashkuli Iran 1,50 x 1,10m

Rug from Fars, southwestern Iran, wool, 1970-80. Very good state.

Astonishing gashghaï kashkuli, inspired by its graphics and colors, by the ancient achievements of a tribal group called "Shekarlus".
A multitude of zoomorphs are represented: grazing herds, birds, cats, camels as well as the boteh * motif. Four original spandrels on a navy blue background are surrounded by the "aleh abassi" motif (tulip border).
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).

* Boteh: Ancient motif with different meanings. It can represent the reincarnation of Zoroaster as a cypress, symbol of eternity, but also as a drop of water, a palm, a tree. The term boteh means "flowering bush" in Persian. There is a similarity to yin and yang.

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).

Boukhara 2,51 x 1,60 m
Boukhara 2,51 x 1,60 m

Bukhara tekke: 2.51 x 1.60 m 

 

Wool rug, 1990. Beautiful creation. Very good state.

 

Located on the Silk Road, the city of Bukhara is an important center for collecting rugs comprising the Turkmen and Uzbek tribes such as the tekkes, salors, yomouths, bechir.

 

Nowadays, under this name, is gathered a number of pieces created by the tribes of the vast territory which surrounds this city.

A timeless design consisting of the gül motif is indicative of this production. Arranged in rows, these drawings are connected to each other by crosses or lines. The borders are numerous, which creates balance to the rug. The bukharas are tight rugs, on a red background, with touches of saffron, indigo blue and beige. Despite their finesse, the bukharas are very resistant.

Note: the gül pattern is called "elephant's foot".

 

The name of Bukhara also designates rugs adorned with gül going from northeastern Iran (Khorassan tribe) (see carpet below: Turkmen 2.90 x 2.18 m) to western Afghanistan (beloutche).

 

A Pakistani name designates a production of rugs using this motif, without equaling its quality.

Boukhara 2,80 x 1,90 m
Boukhara 2,80 x 1,90 m

Bukhara tekké: 2.80 x 1.90 m 

 

Wool rug, 1970-80. Good condition. Beautiful patina.

 

The borders have been restored.

Turkmene 2,90 x 2,18 m
Turkmene 2,90 x 2,18 m

Turkmen: 2.90 x 2.18 m 

 

Turkmen rug from Iranian Khorassan, wool, circa 1960. Good condition.

 

Borders and stitches have been restored in our workshop.

 

Authentic Turkmen from Khorassan on a deep burgundy red background, typical rug from Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. We find on the surface of the rug göls (elephant's foot) patterns reminiscent of the tekke bukharas. Strong and durable mat.

Beloutch 2,28 x 1,12 m
Beloutch 2,28 x 1,12 m

Beloutch : 2,28 x 1,12 m  Sold

 

Carpet from Khorassan, north-eastern Iran, wool, cotton warp and weft, 1960-70. Very good state. Beautiful quality of wool.

A lot of work in the realization of this authentic rug. In the center of the carpet, on a black background, a multitude of drawings are represented: zoomorphs of roosters (morghis), stylized göls (flowers), hourglasses referring to the passing of time as well as the motif "S" symbol of the two-headed dragon. The spandrels on a "vanilla" background brighten the entire carpet. Beautiful stylized and worked borders surround the whole.

Beloutch Khorassan 2,08 x 1,15 m
Beloutch Khorassan 2,08 x 1,15 m

Beloutch Iran: 2,08 x 1,15 m  Sold

 

Carpet from Khorassan, north-eastern Iran, wool, cotton warp and weft, 1970. Very good condition.

Over the years, Turkmen ethnic groups have settled in Khorassan. In the center of the carpet, we can see zoomorphs of dromedaries as well as rams horns, symbols of power and virility. Four human representations (young women) are also represented

Beloutch Khorassan 1,93 x 0,98 m
Beloutch Khorassan 1,93 x 0,98 m

Beloutch Iran: 1,93 x 0,98 m

 

Iranian Khorassan carpet, wool, cotton warp and weft, 1950. Good condition.

 

The borders have been restored in our workshop. A fine example of a Kochassan beloutch by its diversity of details. Four diamonds are surrounded by a multitude of göls, Two hourglass borders surround a border with also göls. The whole makes this rug an authentic piece in a deep red. During the ages, Turkmen ethnic groups settled in Khorassan. Patina and regular wear on the entire carpet. Solid carpet.

Beloutch Khorassan 2,12 x 1,11 m
Beloutch Khorassan 2,12 x 1,11 m

Beloutch Iran: 2,12 x 1,11 m  Sold

 

Carpet from north-eastern Iran (Khorassan), wool, cotton warp and weft, 1960. Good condition. Beautiful quality of wool.

Beautiful beloutch. We find in the borders, the motif 'S' representing a two-headed dragon, as well as the 'herati' motif with göls (flowers). Twelve boxes are represented on the field of the carpet surrounded by a multitude of zoomorphic ram's horns.