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handmade Khamseh confederacy rug

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    This is an exceptional antique Persian handmade Khamseh confederacy rug, possibly made by the Ainalu Arab Nomads, Fars Province, South West Persia, an early quarter of the 20th century, 200cm x 150cm (6’6”x4’9). It is a superb example of a formal Khamseh rug with lustrous wool, good colour and soft handle. A weaving of almost identical design to this piece is illustrated in Opie, James, tribal rugs of South Persia, pp.86 & 87 https://www.rugbooks.com/details.php?record=BOOKS007571I. This fabulous Khamseh has an ivory field with a large indigo central medallion but does not have the chequered ends of the published rug. Finely knotted with symmetric knots on a wool foundation with fine red or red-brown wefts. Cf. Black, D. & Loveless, C. in their Woven Gardens book pp8 also illustrated rug where has a very similar field arrangement and remarkably similar corner and main border designs.  


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