antique small carpet khamseh confederacy tribes southwest persia

Antique Small Carpet, Khamseh Confederacy Tribes, South-West Persia.


| $5,992 USD | €5,011 EUR

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This unusually small, squarish carpet was made by the Baharlu sub-tribe of the Khamseh Confederacy during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. The tribal design of two lozenges surrounded by minute diagonal bands of small flowers is usually found on more standard, narrower rugs from this tribe, and the spandrels contain a myriad of stylised peacocks - symbols of spirituality and divine protection. The overall condition of this carpet is very good bar some minor wear in the lower left spandrel. Nevertheless, for its age, it has worn extremely well and should see out another hundred years if not more!
Size: 2.88 x 1.88m (9' 5" x 6' 2").
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Internal Ref: BM1648


Height = 288 cm (114")
Width = 188 cm (74")
Depth = 0 cm (0")

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