Antique Khamseh Confederacy Carpet, Baharlu Tribe, South-West ...

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BM1902

Made circa 1870 by the Baharlu taifeh of the Khamseh Confederacy in Fars, south-west Persia, this extremely fine and rare carpet is in very good overall condition albeit with evenly-low pile. The three central flower-heads are surrounded by the 'herati' pattern throughout, symbolising two fish swimming around water-lilies.
The natural colours are vibrant as is the main border design depicting a continouos vine symbolising the eternal cycle of life. The carpet needs to be seen to fully appreciate the fineness of design and quality of the colours.
Size: 3.20m x 1.93m (10' 6" x 6' 4").
£5,500

Antique Khamseh Confederacy Carpet, Fars Proivince, South-West ...

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BM/SJ1

This beautiful carpet was made by one of the five tribes that form the Khamseh Confederation in Fars Province, south-west Persia during the lat quarter of the nineteenth century. The overall field design contains large botehs with smaller botehs internally and referred to as the 'mother & child' boteh, symbolising fertility and birth. All the colours are natural providing a stunning palette. The main border consists of a continuaous vine with small flowers and botehs, symbolising the eternal cycle of life.
A truly fabulous carpet.
Size: 3.05m x 2.13m (10' 0" x 7' 0").
£4,500

Antique Khamseh Confederacy Rug, South-West Persia.

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BM1914

This is a most unusual and rare little rug of the Khamseh Confederacy, with its indigo-blue ground containing 8 compartmentalised 'guls' (tribal crests).
What is particularly attractive, is the ivory main border with an early cartouche design. Look at the close-up photos to see the best of colour reproduction.
This beautiful little rug, which was probably made around 1880, is in excellent condition.
Size: 1.45m x 1.07m (4' 9" x 3' 6").
£1,850

Antique Baharlu Tribal Rug of the Khamseh ...

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BM915

This stunning rug has a myriad of chickens all pecking at seeds on the ground! Made by the Baharlu tribe of the Khamseh Confederacy in south-west Persia around 1860-1870, this beautiful rug is in very good condition with little wear and a fabulous palette of saturated vegetable colours. The end panels are complete and the warps at the top end are braided and intact.
This is one of the best Baharlu rugs I've handled.
Size: 2.75m x 1.50m (9' x 5').
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Antique Khamseh Confederacy Rug, South-West Persia

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BM403

A fabulous 'chicken' ('murghi' in Persian) rug of the Khamseh Confederacy Baharlu tribe of south-west Persia, made circa 1860-1870.
The rug is in excellent condition bar a few minor areas in the corners which have been expertly restored - not a concern for such a wonderful, collectable piece. The weave is extremely fine indicating a very important rug to its original owner. The field is literally filled with chickens, all pecking at seeds on the ground!
Size: 1.78m x 1.30m (5' 10" x 4' 3").
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Antique Khamseh Confederacy Tribal Rug, Baharlu Sub-Tribe, ...

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BM/HD

This fabulous rug belongs to a rare tribal group within the Khamseh Confederacy - the Baharlu nomads. It is elegant in its drawing - the weaver probably inspired by the classical carpets during the 19th century. Made around 1870-1880, the beautiful vegetable colours just glow and the rug is in excellent overall condition with only very minor wear.
Size: 1.91m x 1.42m (6' 3" x 4' 8").
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Antique Small Carpet, Khamseh Confederacy Tribes, South-West ...

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BM1648

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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Antique Khamseh Confederacy Rug, Baharlu Sub-Tribe, Fars, ...

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BM1803

A myriad of chickens, peacocks, birds and animals fill the whole field of this incredibly detailed rug, made by the Baharlu tribe within the Khamseh Confederacy of south-west Persia circa 1870-1880. This fabulous rug needs to be hung on a wall like a painting, a chair directly in front of it and you, sitting on that chair - possibly for a year or two - identifying all the detail and creatures!
But please take a break now and again!! So clear a space on your wall and enjoy it!
I cannot say any more than just how amazing this rug really is.
Size: 2.14m x 1.34m (7' 0 " x 4' 5").
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Antique Khamseh Confederacy Rug, Fars Province, South-West ...

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BM/VK1

This rug was made by the Khamseh Confederacy in south-west Persia around 1880. The rug contains a three-lozenge design on a deep indigo-blue ground filled with stylised flowers and, if you look very closely, you will see one little, fat, red chicken! The borders are beautifully executed and the rug is in excellent condition.
Size: 1.90 x 0.98m (6' 3" x 3' 3").
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Antique Carpet, Khamseh Confederacy Tribes, South West ...

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BM688

This very handsome carpet was made by the Khamseh Confederacy tribes in south west Persia at the beginning of the 20th century. The colours are all vegetable.
Size: 2.74m x 2.13m (9' 0" x 7' 0").
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Antique Khamseh Confederacy Rug, Arab Jabareh Taifeh, ...

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BM/SC1

This charming little rug was made by the Arab Jabareh tribe of the Khamseh Confederacy around 1890-1900. It comprises a myriad of birds, chickens, double-headed sun-birds and two human figures in the centre. The indigo-blue field glows and the rug is in excellent condition.
Size: 1.53m x 1.07m (5' 0" x 3' 6").
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Antique Khamseh Confederacy Rug, South-West Persia

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BM723

This very decorative square rug was made by the Baharlu tribe of the Khamseh Confederacy in south-west Persia during the last quarter of the 19th century. I have to refer to it as 'the chicken rug' as it is literally covered in chickens pecking at seeds on the ground! In mint condition with a soft, lustrous woollen pile, this rug is a nice example of the work done by the Arab Baharlu in the 19th century.
Size: 1.83m x 1.68m (6' 0" x 5' 6").
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