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ُShiraz (Qashqaai)Handmade Hand Knotted Wool Woven Persian Rug./p>

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Item no.: 214

Style:Qashqa'i Tribal

Province: Fars

Made in: Iran

Foundation: Wool

Pile: Wool

Colors: Deep Red, Deep Blue, Deep Green, Ivory, Beige, Brown, Orange 

Size in cm:  298x201

Shape: Rectangle

Condition: Excellent

Age: 37 Years Old

Kpsi: 168 (knots per square inch)

Woven: Hand Knotted

Shipping & Handling: Free Shipping for Australia Wide

THE QASHQAI

(Qashqaai, Qashqa'i, Ghashghai)

The Qashqai compose a community of settled, semi-settled, and pastoral nomadic households who reside mainly in the Fars region of southern Iran. They speak Qashqai Turki (Turkish). Most of them also speak, at least, Persian (Farsi). They are Shia Muslims.

 

 

The nineteenth century Fars velayat (region or province) covered the present-day provinces of Fars, Kohgiluyeh, and Bushehr. For centuries Fars had been a multi-ethnic region in which tribal and pastoral nomadic groups composed a large part of the population.

Turkic-speaking pastoral nomadic tribal groups began entering central and southern Iran during the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Historical movement of larger and smaller groups of pastoral nomadic households of different ethnic backgrounds, including Turks, into and out of Fars continued up to the nineteenth century.

The Qashqai, as a large tribal confederacy, composed of pastoral nomadic housefolds, dates back at least to the early eighteenth century, when some Turkish(Turki)-speaking tribal groups in the Fars region existed under the name Qashqai and leadership of the head(s) of a certain lineage called Shahilu.

During the nineteenth century the Qashqai was transformed into a large tribal confederacy composed of mainly Turkic-speaking pastoral nomads. Their summer pastures stretched to areas in central Iran, and their winter pastures to areas close to the Persian Gulf. Many Turki(Turkish)-speaking tribal groups, as well as groups belonging to other ethnic groups in the region, were integrated into the Qashqai. The non-Turk groups, in time, adopted the language and other ethnic identity markers of the Qashqai.

 

 

 

Since the 1960s the general trend has beed a sharp increase in sedentarization of Qashqai nomads and involvement in non-pastoral and non-traditional economic activities. Presently the Qashqai form mainly settled and semi-settled households. Qashqai population of today is estimated between one and one and a half million.

WOVEN ARTS

Photo: A. Shiva, 2002

 

Questions

How to recover suppressed or marginalized voices in the woven creations of women? 

Do these weaving tell alternative histories (alternative to those histories presented by men of power and pen, alternative to 'statist' and unilinear accounts of history)? 

How these woven histories question the absolute authority of the written documents?

These weavings are creative cultural texts by those who produced them.

They are, none-the-less, embedded in systems of production, exchange, and distribution.

Times, places and cultures apart, they are re-appropriated as objects of value, desire, and exotica.

How to view the Qashqai woven arts in their cultural and social contexts? --cultures and societies of their creators as well as of those people apart in place and/or time that re-appropriate these objects.

 


 

 

 

 

 

{Youtube}Traditional skills of carpet weaving in Fars{/Youtube}

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Item no.: 214

Style:Qashqa'i Tribal

Province: Fars

Made in: Iran

Foundation: Wool

Pile: Wool

Colors: Deep Red, Deep Blue, Deep Green, Ivory, Beige, Brown, Orange 

Size in cm:  298x201

Shape: Rectangle

Condition: Excellent

Age: 37 Years Old

Kpsi: 168 (knots per square inch)

Woven: Hand Knotted

Shipping & Handling: Free Shipping for Australia Wide

THE QASHQAI

(Qashqaai, Qashqa'i, Ghashghai)

The Qashqai compose a community of settled, semi-settled, and pastoral nomadic households who reside mainly in the Fars region of southern Iran. They speak Qashqai Turki (Turkish). Most of them also speak, at least, Persian (Farsi). They are Shia Muslims.

 

 

The nineteenth century Fars velayat (region or province) covered the present-day provinces of Fars, Kohgiluyeh, and Bushehr. For centuries Fars had been a multi-ethnic region in which tribal and pastoral nomadic groups composed a large part of the population.

Turkic-speaking pastoral nomadic tribal groups began entering central and southern Iran during the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Historical movement of larger and smaller groups of pastoral nomadic households of different ethnic backgrounds, including Turks, into and out of Fars continued up to the nineteenth century.

The Qashqai, as a large tribal confederacy, composed of pastoral nomadic housefolds, dates back at least to the early eighteenth century, when some Turkish(Turki)-speaking tribal groups in the Fars region existed under the name Qashqai and leadership of the head(s) of a certain lineage called Shahilu.

During the nineteenth century the Qashqai was transformed into a large tribal confederacy composed of mainly Turkic-speaking pastoral nomads. Their summer pastures stretched to areas in central Iran, and their winter pastures to areas close to the Persian Gulf. Many Turki(Turkish)-speaking tribal groups, as well as groups belonging to other ethnic groups in the region, were integrated into the Qashqai. The non-Turk groups, in time, adopted the language and other ethnic identity markers of the Qashqai.

 

 

 

Since the 1960s the general trend has beed a sharp increase in sedentarization of Qashqai nomads and involvement in non-pastoral and non-traditional economic activities. Presently the Qashqai form mainly settled and semi-settled households. Qashqai population of today is estimated between one and one and a half million.

WOVEN ARTS

Photo: A. Shiva, 2002

 

Questions

How to recover suppressed or marginalized voices in the woven creations of women? 

Do these weaving tell alternative histories (alternative to those histories presented by men of power and pen, alternative to 'statist' and unilinear accounts of history)? 

How these woven histories question the absolute authority of the written documents?

These weavings are creative cultural texts by those who produced them.

They are, none-the-less, embedded in systems of production, exchange, and distribution.

Times, places and cultures apart, they are re-appropriated as objects of value, desire, and exotica.

How to view the Qashqai woven arts in their cultural and social contexts? --cultures and societies of their creators as well as of those people apart in place and/or time that re-appropriate these objects.

 


 

 

 

 

 

{Youtube}Traditional skills of carpet weaving in Fars{/Youtube}