5' 6" x 8' 9" (168cm x 267cm) 3rd Quarter, 19th Century
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KHAMSEH, Southwest Persian
5' 6" x 8' 9"
168cm x 267cm
3rd Quarter, 19th Century
(Connoisseur-Caliber) An extremely rare size for a 19th century tribal rug is only the starting point for an invigorating program of innovative artistry and astonishing color shifts in this superbly engaging Persian Khamseh rug. The prized Guli Farang (“foreign flower”) field design, which is very seldom encountered in Khamseh antique carpets, is composed with endless variation and a free-flowing lyrical quality. The transition between the florid design of the field and the more geometric patterns of the borders creates an intriguing juxtaposition, and demonstrates the weavers’ attraction to classical designs while retaining their tribal identity. This paradisiacal atmosphere of this singular mid-19th century antique Oriental rug is masterfully supported by the seamless, joyful harmony of its saturated, yet magically time-matured palette. Learn About This Rug Type