antique khamseh confederacy rug baharlu taifeh southwest persia

Antique Khamseh Confederacy Rug, Baharlu Taifeh, South-West Persia.


| $3,929 USD | €3,380 EUR

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This beautifully elegant rug contains four vertical rows of six 'botehs' with smaller 'botehs' inside each - symbols of fertility and always referred to as 'mother & child' botehs. In excellent complete condition, this rug was made by the Baharlu taifeh (sub-tribe) of the Confederation of five tribes, known as the Khamseh Confederacy, based in south-west Persia and made during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. The ivory field is full of double-headed sunbirds and small stylised chickens, all pecking at seeds on the ground and it is important to click on the close-up photos to see the amazing detail in this finely-knotted rug.
This is a superb example of the type.
Size: 1.90m x 1.30m (6' 3" x 4' 3").
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Internal Ref: BM/RM


Height = 190 cm (75")
Width = 130 cm (51")
Depth = 0 cm (0")

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