Claremont Rug Company is pleased to present this newest addition to our featured arrivals collection, a visually striking antique Arab Khamseh rug. We have seen the best 19th century Southwest Persian tribal rugs become even more highly prized in recent years as their numbers have sharply diminished. Among this group, antique Arab Khamseh rugs are the rising stars among connoisseurs for their extraordinarily fine craftsmanship and unique artistry that incorporates a profusion of myriad small ornaments, elegantly composed within an overall cohesive framework. This absolutely exquisite example is exceptionally eloquent, the artistic skills of the weavers shining trough in the piece’s serene grace and elegant balance, despite its countless charming, deconstructed bird motifs, winged boteh forms and elemental rosettes. Favoring rich, inviting earthen hues and the deepest indigo blue, its color palette pairs easily with traditional decors or adds an artistic contrast to a more contemporary space. Despite its 140 years of age, this collector’s rug has been preserved in excellent condition, and the smaller size of the piece gives it a fantastic versatility.