Shiraz Kashgai Rug

190 x 139(cm) / 6.2 x 4.5(ft)
Persian / Iran
100% Wool Pile
Tribal Design
In stock ready to ship
The city of Shiraz situated in southern central Iran is famous for its nomadic and artistic rugs, woven mainly by the nomads called kashgai or Qashgai. These travellers have now settled, or as a small group still migrate twice a year around 900 km between the cool highland in the north of Shiraz and the sunny plateau in the southern part of Iran, moving their flocks of sheep, horses and other animals to well-designated areas. Rug making uses both types of wool for the pile and foundation (warp & weft) which is obtained and is spooned from their sheep or bought locally in the small bazaar which has always been part of their daily life. There is no set design or graph paper. Their inspiration is usually passed on from mother to daughter or taken from a beautiful historical landscape when migrating such as the ruins of Persepolis, the tree of life or medallion designs often with small birds or animals. Each tribe has kept their unique character design even when settled such as kashkouli or Nafar, which are among the ones who make the most beautiful tribal rugs among the nomads.
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The Story Behind the Persian Carpet

The Persian carpet is an essential part of Persian art and culture. Carpet-weaving is undoubtedly one of the most distinguished manifestations of Persian culture and art. Iran is also the world's largest producer and exporter of handmade carpets, producing three quarters of the world's total output. The art of carpet weaving existed in Iran in ancient times, according to evidence such as the 2500-year-old Pazyryk carpet, dating back to 500 B.C., during the Achaemenid period. Wool is the most common material for carpets but cotton is frequently used for the foundation of city and workshop carpets. There is a wide variety in types of wool used for weaving.


We guarantee that all of our rugs are 100% hand knotted in the origin countries as stated per rug descriptions unless stated. We provide an authenticity certificate for rugs of above £500 in value and for any rug with less value, authenticity certificate could be ordered.


Upon purchase, Rugs of London provides a full 1 year warranty on any rug from the date of delivery to your premises. Upon referral of the warranty for damaged rugs, Rugs of London reserves the rights to inspect and evaluate the rugs to measure the extent of the damage. Damages caused by misuse and bad handling will not be covered by warranty and customer will therefore be responsible for the relevant repair costs. The customer will pay the shipping costs in case of warranty reparations.

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You have a 14 day money back guarantee policy. If you return the rug within 14 days and the condition of the rug is unaltered we can refund the full purchase price to you . Kindly note that it is your responsibility to package the rugs product for return and to make sure that it arrives at our showroom completely undamaged. You are also to cover the return delivery costs involved alternatively you are welcome to deliver the product directly to our offices. Upon completion of return and satisfactory evaluation we shall credit your total purchase amount. If the product is damaged when returned, we are unable to process the return.

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