Antique Samarkand & Khotan
Our Oriental, Persian Rugs and Antique Persian Tribal Collectibles, come with a history behind each rug. Each Carpet holds a story, adding to the beauty of this art form. Did you know that similar to the rugs of the Turkmen people in Central Asia, Qashqai weaving has a boldness and directness, particularly in their dominant triangular central medallion? Through their sojourn in mountainous Azerbaijan, the Qashqai acquired the Caucasian weavers’ love of striking colors and daring combinations of tones. Finally, in their present location they have been inspired by the artistry of Persian city weaving, as well as by that of other nearby tribes. In short, Qashqai weaving synthesizes instinctive creativity with refinement, depth of color with richness of symbolism.