The Arab nomads of Fars Province, Iran, descend from certain Arab tribes of Najd, Yammaneh, and Omman who migrated in the 7th and 8th centuries after the Arab strife (AD 640) and the advent of Islam. They speak a mixture of Arabic and Persian.
Although the carpet production of the Arab nomads encompasses a bewildering variety of designs, with principal patterns much more varied than those of other Fars tribes, the adherence of Arab weavers to a generally dark and sober palette has denied them recognition. artistic they deserve.
Exceptional example of an ancient carpet from the Khamseh tribes of Iran, evoking a Persian garden or Paradise. Despite the age of the rug, it retains its long pile, indicating that it was a precious object to its owner and was probably used on a few occasions. This rug has decades of life ahead of it, perhaps another century.
The central field has a classic design made up of four medallions, but this rug is distinguished from others like it by the unusual square designs within the medallions. In addition, the central field is full of plant motifs (flowers, shrubs, trees), geometric figures, birds, and animals with two heads, apparently woven all the motifs randomly. The border is also exceptional, with an interesting sequence of different geometric patterns and boteh motifs.
The depth of colors obtained naturally in this rug is a clear example of the superiority of the best vegetable dyes over synthetic ones. This Khamseh tribe rug is an excellent representative of the finest antique tribal rugs.
Material: 100% hand-spun sheep wool
Size: 230×170 cms cms
Origin: Arab Khamseh tribe, Iran