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This is an antique Khamseh rug, with the three medallions classical design woven by the tribes of the Fars province. The upper and lower medallion feature the idiosyncratic Khamseh birds displayed randomly as happens in most exemplars, but the central medallion shows them in rare vertical rows arrangement. The guard system features one of them ivory color the motif named ´nimgol´, meaning ´half medallion´, the main guard features an arrangement of polychromatic diagonal lines (´barber pole border´) particularly attractive. The same motif fills the half diamonds that frame the field and combine perfectly with the medallions, leaving in between the deep blue field in zig zag shape. The field is inhabited by birds, rosettes, diverse tribal motifs, and some strange forms, that we find sometimes in the tribal rugs of Fars, that look like a reclining boteh, but was interpreted also as birds (ducks?) looking back, with its neck extended over the body.

Provenance: Trybiarz Collection – Buenos Aires


a. Origin South Persia, Province of Fars, Khamseh tribes.
b. Estimated Age Antique: first quarter of 20Th century
c. Craft (Embroidery etc) Wool pile
d. Size (mention cm/inches) 287cm x 177 cm
e. Condition Report Good to low pile all around. The rug is complete, including original kelims on both ends.
f. Damage & Shortcomings Very small areas of foundation visible on upper right section. Ends secured.
g. Item Location (Country) Argentina
Seller Name Trybal – Abel Trybiarz
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