Oriental Rugs, Vintage Rugs, and Antique Rugs by Peter Pap

Khamseh

Late 19th C
Persia
DESCRIPTION:

Woven by the Kahmseh of south Persia, this knotted pile square draws a central medallion composed of an octagon formed from four abstracted leaves of the Basiri type encompassing an 'endless' knot rosette. The Basiri are one of the five tribes of the Khamseh and this distinctive vegetal formation is most commonly associated with them. The central rosette is an element found in several groups of south Persian tribal weaving. Along the vertical axis two stylized trees flank the medallion while a pair of animals flank its sides. Color is deep, rich, and moody in the spirit of Kahmseh weaving of this period. The size of this square is larger than most bagfaces and there is no evidence that it had a fastening system. Its original utility is thus uncertain. It could be a rare example of a Khamseh seating square or perhaps the main section of a cradle.

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WIDTH:
3' 0"
LENGTH:
3' 0"
RUG ID:
17975
PRICE:
$3,200.00


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