016: Antique Qashqa’i Kilim

An Early History of the Qashqa’i People Southwest Iran is both the historic homeland and the most fabled region of the Persian people. It was from here that Cyrus the Great would establish the Achaemenid Empire around 2,500 years ago. It would become the largest empire the world had seen up to that point andContinue reading “016: Antique Qashqa’i Kilim”

003: Afshar Masnad

return to our site A Special Seat A masnad rug would be spread on top of another rug as a special seat for the most respected guest upon their visit. The majority of masnads are woven to accommodate one person, although sometimes they would be larger, potentially for a bride & groom. This seating tradition continued until the 19thContinue reading “003: Afshar Masnad”