Woven with love, by fingers of a Qashqai grandma.

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Hanieh Shakiba on September 5, 2010

سلام، خیلی زیباست، چه حس خوبی داره، فقط من با اون کادر دور با رنگش خیلی موافق نیستم، ( دیگه جرات ندارم بگم پاسپارتو) موفق باشید، لایک

M Reza Samaee on September 5, 2010

اين پاسپورت که ميگفتيد اين بود خانم شکيبا؟


همين فرشه؟

Victor “Afrocan” GIL… on September 5, 2010

Ghashghai rugs are made by the Ghashghai tribeswomen of the Fars province in southwestern Iran.Ghashghai rugs are among the most beautiful and popular nomadic rugs made today. The Qashqai were originally nomadic pastoralista and some remain so today. The traditional nomadic Qashqai travelled with their flocks each year from the summer highland pastures north of Shiraz roughly 480 km or 300 mi south to the winter pastures on lower (and warmer) lands near the Persian Gulf, to the southwest of Shiraz. Ghashghai designs are bold, colorful, and almost always geometric. The influence of Turkoman and Caucasian styles can clearly be seen in their designs. One characteristic that shows the Caucasian influence and helps in identifying Ghashghai rugs is that shapes are commonly superimposed. Some of their designs include boteh, diamond panels, diamond or hexagon shapes, floral, and animal (birds are common) or human motifs in a repeating all-over layout. However, the most common designs have a medallion layout. Medallions come in diamond, hexagon or three vertically connected diamond shapes. An interesting characteristic of Ghashghai medallions is that sometimes a smaller diamond or square shape inside the central medallion is surrounded by four hooks. Sometimes, this characteristic can be seen in all-over motifs as well. A unique Ghashghai design is the hebatlu, which consists of a centerpiece and a shape of the same or smaller size identical to the centerpiece in each corner of the rug. Usually the centerpiece and the identical shapes are woven in white. Ghashghais also weave a special type of Pictorial called gabbeh. Gabbeh rugs are decorated with small geometric caricature-like animals, birds and human figures which are sparsely placed on the field. The pile on these rugs is clipped very high. A famous gabbeh design is called the Lion Gabbeh, which consists of one or two large Lions or few smaller ones lay out horizontally. Sometimes the lion(s) is/are woven on a plain background and other times the field is crowded with floral or other animal motifs.

Hori carpets are generally of lower quality, while BIBIBAF, Chapel Shotur and Saman pieces are good to excellent.

HONARKAR on September 5, 2010


anaberdi on September 5, 2010

beautiful and great work. LK 15

regards Ana

Hanieh Shakiba on September 5, 2010

ای خدا :((

G. Romanini on September 5, 2010

Wonderful master piece. Greetings from Brazil - LIKED # 16

H. Lotfi-Azad on September 6, 2010

Dear Panoramio friends:

Hooman javadi,خیلی خیلی ممنون

Alireza Javaheri,

Hanieh Shakiba,خیلی ممنون، ولی راستش من هم جرات ندارم بپرسم که این پاسپارتو یا به قول آقای سمایی پاسپورت دقیقا یعنی چی. البته خیلی ممنون که انتقاد می کنید ولی زیباتر بود اگر می گفتید چه کارش میکردم بهتر می شد تا اقلا برای دفعه بعد چیزی یاد گرفته باشم. شکلک خندان

Samaee, :))

afrocan, Many thanks my friend, for your interesting information about Qaashqai and its rugs. It seems that you have an especial interest to the rugs, your profile picture shows it clearly :)

HONARKAR,خیییلیییی مرسیییییی


G. Romanini,

All of your kind comments are highly appreciated, thousands of thanks for your friendly LIKEs

All the bests, Lotfi

AntonioVidalphotogra… on September 6, 2010

Excellent picture...well done!

Greetings, AntonioJVidaL.

Mahdi Kalhor on September 6, 2010

ای ناز انگشتان این مادر بزرگ قشقایی


Jahandar on September 6, 2010

خیلی خوب شده، عنوانشم بی نظیره لایک

John de Crom on September 6, 2010

Very beautiful photo Lotfi. Greetings from Holland John.

Omar Gobbi on September 6, 2010

hello, Lotfi, Azad beautiful work is a work of art, LIKE Best regards from Argentina, Omar

H. Lotfi-Azad on September 7, 2010

Dear Panoramio friends:


Mahdi Kalhor,سپاس آقای کلهر

Jahandar,خیلی ممنون آقای جهاندار


John de Crom,

Omar Gobbi,

All of your kind comments are highly appreciated, thousands of thanks for your friendly LIKEs

All the bests, Lotfi

**omidka&Arman** on September 7, 2010

Very nice ♥ ♥ Like♥ 21 ♥

**omidka&Arman** on September 7, 2010

قالی زیبایی از عشایر فارس

Ahmet poçanoğlu on September 8, 2010

excellent shot like..Greetings..

H. Lotfi-Azad on September 8, 2010

Dear Panoramio friends:

omidka,خیلی ممنون، درسته



All of your kind comments are highly appreciated, thousands of thanks for your friendly LIKEs

All the bests, Lotfi

Majid Salehyar on September 8, 2010

چوخ بيوتيفول فرش ايز ايت

بارك الله

لايك زدم



Itallica on September 8, 2010

Wonderful work!

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