Khamseh Confederation, 69" by 88" , Tribal Rug, SW Iran


Priced in US Dollars. A late 19th or early 20th C. tribal  rug.  

The Khamseh (Persian: ایلات خمسه‎) is a tribal confederation in the province of Fars in southwestern Iran. It consists of five tribes, hence its name Khamseh, "the five". The tribes are partly nomadic, Some are Persian speaking Basseri, some are Arabic speaking Arabs, and some are Qashqai Language speaking (Inalu, Baharlu and Nafar). They are sheep breeders, which they herd mounted on camels. The Khamseh tribes were a mixture of Persians, Turks, and Arabs.

The size  is 69" by 88" (1.75m by 2.23m).    Good condition, even low pile consistent with its' age (over 100 years) .  These rugs were never intended to be walked upon with shoes, as we do in the west.  All natural dyes.   As with all our rugs you will have 7 days to return it in case the wear is more than you can live with, or for whatever reason. 

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