"Shiraz Rug - Nomad Tribes Khamseh - 111 Cm X 139 Cm - End XIX Century"Rare Shiraz carpet hand-knotted by the KHAMSEH tribes, late nineteenth century.
Totally random decoration indeed no symmetry is present in the bottom of the carpet including in the two inverted squares. A bestiary, horses, poultry, snakes are knotted in a profusion of plants, all geometrically. the dyes used for dyeing come mainly from plants and minerals.
The inspiration for these motifs comes mostly from folklore and local superstitions, but also from the frescoes and columns of the ancient Persepolis close to this area. The set is enhanced by a wide border and three stripes.
The wool used comes from a mixture of wool of sheep, goats, camels, and horsehair can also be found.
The Khamseh tribe originates from the Shiraz area of Fars province in southwestern Iran.
This carpet is in good condition, including over-the-top and fringes. This rug is sold as all our carpets with a certificate of authenticity. Provenance: Collection Palucki, Apt - Vaucluse.
Dimensions: Width: 111 cm or 44inch- Length: 139 cm or 55inch
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