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ANTIQUE PERSIAN KHAMSEH RUG CIRCA 1890s

105 cm x 165 cm

1 in stock

$1,799.00

  • ID:KH1548
  • Name: Khamseh
  • Size: 105 cm W x 165 cm L
  • Woven: Hand-Knotted 
  • Origin: Persian
  • Age: Antique Circa 1890s
  • Pile: 100% Wool
  • Foundation: 100% Cotton
  • Dying : Natural dyes
  • UNIQUE: Only 1 in stock
  • CERTIFIED GENUINE: Comes with Certificate of Authenticity
     
    DESCRIPTION
    Greatly admired by connoisseurs of tribal weaving's, 19th century Persian Khamseh rugs have strong similarities to the weaving's of the nomadic Qashqai which share their attention to saturated color and intricate, stylized geometric motifs. Khamseh was a century confederation of tribes in Southern Persia whose rugs are related in style and geographic origins to the Qashqai and Khamseh rugs are especially known for their idiosyncratic use of a diverse collection of tribal and zoomorphic devices. The most prized Khamseh design is the “murgi” motif, usually interpreted as a dense field of up to one hundred flying birds, incorporated within and around one to three diamond shaped medallions. Like other nomadic weaving's from the mountainous Fars region, the ornamentation is often continually varied, and augmented by naturally dyed hues of a saturated intensity.  19th century examples are noted for the use of unusually high-quality, lustrous wool in their construction. The traditional Khamseh palette is deep and rich featuring glowing mid-tone to dark blues and rusts.
     
    RUGS WOVEN BY NOMADS: Nomads move continuously and do not stay permanently in one geographic region.They weave handmade carpets on collapsible looms. Due to that fact there may be slight variations in weaving and the different shades of wool with sometimes uneven in shape giving it a real feeling of a genuine nomadic handicraft. The weaving is made from memory and it depends on each artisans momentary inspiration. The workmanship is of high quality from hand spun wool to preparing the natural dyes from organic plants and roots to dye the wool in different colors in preparation for weaving. Persian Handmade rugs have a timeless appeal which transcends the whims of fashion, and are one of the most sustainable and eco-friendly flooring options available. Each unique design represents the artistic vision and fine craftsmanship by the hand of the weaver.

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