South West Persia, Fars Khamseh carpet

Second half 19th century South West Persia, Fars Khamseh Rug

This very beautiful Khamseh woven by a Baharlu/Ainalu tribal group features a dense repeat of pomegranates in brilliant and diverse colours against a midnight blue field ground. Finely serrated leaves growing diagonally from the fruit form a mesh-like lattice. Halved diamonds with stepped outlines protrude into the field from the sides. The design of the yellow main border – star-filled octagons alternating with four small botehs – is also frequently encountered in Afshar rugs and flatweaves. – Good condition, new overcasting along the sides.Size 145 x 237 cm

Literature:
HERRMANN, EBERHART, Seltene Orientteppiche VIII. Munich 1986, no. 82

 

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