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This is an antique Khamseh or Qashqai rug. A collector´s and also a nice decorative rug for who will appreciate a shabby chic piece. It shows the three medallions classical design of the tribes of the Fars province. Scholars have suggested that its origin is the representation of water fountains. Some design elements are idiosyncratic of the Arab Khamseh tribes: the main talismanic guard called ´Bazoobandi´, here in a more rectilinear drawing than usual, and also the so named “Cane Design” the bi-colored linear beautiful frame, between the guard system and the field, featuring protruding extension towards the center interlaced with similar ones protruding from the medallions to the borders. On the other hand, the filling of the field: a rare frame of cross –formed emblems, looks as more related with Qashqai tribe’s language. Each medallion show four main rosettes with the ´Sun Chariot´ design, an ancient symbol of eternal life related to the swastika and it´s meaning to Budhism.


a. Origin South Persia, Province of Fars, Qashqai or Khamseh tribes.
b. Estimated Age Antique: early 20Th century
c. Craft (Embroidery etc) Wool pile knotted on wool foundation
d. Size (mention cm/inches) 275cm x 188cm
e. Condition Report Low pile. Complete
f. Damage & Shortcomings Foundation visible. Both ends secured.
g. Item Location (Country) Argentina
Seller Name Trybal – Abel Trybiarz
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