Persian Qashqai Shiraz Pictorial Rug Size: 252 x 177cm
SKU : P15-105
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Persian Qashqai Shiraz Pictorial Rug
Size: 2.52meter x 1.77meter
Texture: Soft wool, Thick and heavy, very well textured pile.
Foundation : Wool
Pile : 100% Wool
Rug Number: P15-105
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Pictorial Qashqai rug from the Shiraz region of southwest Iran. Rugs depicting romantic scenes, wine drinking, music festivities, and brokenhearted princesses are often known as ‘Omar Khayyam’ rugs. Generally, these are small mat-sized textiles but they also come in larger sizes such as this carpet.
Why Omar Khayyam?
Omar Khayyam is one of the giants of Persian literature and poetry. He was born on May 18, 1048 in the city of Nishaboor, which is located in the contemporary province of Khorassan in northeastern Iran. Aside from his writings, he was a polymath who excelled as a mathematician, philosopher and astronomer. As an astronomer he may have developed a heliocentric system with the earth turning on its axis– almost five centuries before European scholars such as Copernicus. Unquestionably, Khayyam ranks as one of the preeminent intellects of all time, and his work remains influential today.