Persia

 

Abadeh

Afshar

Ashkabad

Bijar

Birjand

Borujerd

Dorosch

Gorgon

Hamadan

Injelas

Isfahan

Joshagan

Kabutarahang

Kashan

Kazvin

Kerman

Kermanshah

Malayer

Meshed

Nain

Neyriz

Nishapur

Qain

Qashqai

The Qashqai peoples are a confederation of generally Turkic tribes which are believed to have established themselves in the Fars district of Southern Iran around the sixteenth century. They were pastoral nomads who depended on a biannual migration to feed their flocks. To escape the heat of the summer, they moved themselves and their livestock from the valleys to the remote pastures of the Zagros mountains. It was in these summer camps that most of the carpet weaving was accomplished.

In the nineteenth century, the majority of the Qashqai still led a nomadic existence. However, there was a tribal aristocracy composed of the wealthy families and heads of the tribes who lived a more urban lifestyle. 

 

Qum

Ravar

Sabzavar

Saruk

Saujbulagh

Saveh

Senneh

Shiraz

Shushtar

Sultanabad

Tehran

Veramin

Yezd

Zabol

Zarand

Zanjan