Antique Kashgai Kelle Rug Circa 1910- 578 x 210cm


Dimensions50395562 × 50394361 cm
Rug no


Size in cm

578 x 210

Size in feet

18.9 x 6.8


100% Wool

Condition & Age

Perfect Condition


Hand woven in Iran



About the piece

this is a Khamseh which is part of the 5 tribes belonging to Khamseh confederation of Kashgai tribes in south of Shiraz. the design is called Moharamat which is a well-known and much sought after by collectors. This rug must have been comissioned by a Khaghai Khan since most of Kashgai rugs, being nomadic and dur to their migration are of small sizes. Kasghais are the largest nomadic tribes in central Iran of Turkic origin that still migrate some 900 km twice a year with their families, flocks, animals,tents and other belonging. Weaving carpets have always been part of their daily life. They have no set or fixed designs drawn on papers and it is known that they are some of the most interesting and artistic people in terms of the variety of designs which they get inspired by their surrounding. Mostly use wool in warp, weft and pile that they sheer themselves and often dye the wool locally which results to various and irregular shades of one colour on the pile of the rug which is called abrash.
Origin: Iran
Size: 578 x 210
Date: Circa 1910
Condition: very Good full pile

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