Qashqai Kilim Structure
Qashqai Kilim are made made using a slit tapestry technique. As Marla Mallett describes it Tapestry is a discontinuous weft weave. The Qashqai use the more common form which leaves a slit at the point where the shift in color is made. We generally just call this Kilim.
At each end there is usually a shift in technique and bands of complimentary weft weave are common. If anyone reading this can take some clear close-ups of a Qashqai Kilim end skirts I would be in your debt.
Darrehshuri Qashqai Kilem
Ghileem by the Darrehshuri taifeh of the Qashqa’i Confederation, Fars province, southwest Persia about 1900. 8ft.11in. x 5ft.3in. 2.72m. x 1.60m. The close proximity of the Boyer Ahmadi Lors to the Darrehshuri in northern Fars accounts for the former’s strong influence on this outstanding ghileem.
Qashqai Kilim 2nd half 19th c
Origin: Southwest Persia, Fars Region 2nd half 19th c. Size: ca. 275 x 155 cm. In very good condition with the original sides and ends; glowing colors.
Qashqai Kilim 2nd half 19th c.
Size: ca. 248 x 142 cm. Small stains and scattered repairs. Both ends with minimal losses and damage, otherwise in very good condition.
Antique Qashqai Kilim late 19th c.
Size: ca. 296 x 163 cm. In very good condition.
Qashqai Kilim late 19th c.
Size: ca. 305 x 159 cm. In good condition with the original ends and sides. Small areas of restoration and minimal damage at the top. Heavy abrash and a few stains.
Qashqai Kilim c 1900
Size: ca. 252 x156 cm. In good condition with the original sides and ends; some stains.