Bird Design Khamseh Rugs

The Bird design or Morgh as they call it is one of the most popular patterns for Khamseh rugs.

Examples:

Khamseh Rugs: The Opie Khamseh Confederation Lion Rug

Khamseh Rugs: The Opie Khamseh Confederation Lion Rug

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Khamseh Confederacy Rug

Southwest Persia, Second half 19th century


The Close Family Khamseh Confederation Bird Rug
The Close Family Khamseh Confederation Bird Rug

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~1880 Persian Khamseh "bird rug", 4’8" X 8’. Made in Fars district of southwest Iran. Woven on an ivory, gray and brown wool non-depressed warp with two shoots of red wool weft between each row of symmetrical knots. It is dyed with a wide variety of abrashed vegetal dyes. It has three stepped diamond, ivory ground medallions. The medallions and the dark blue field are both filled with a whimsical array of birds, animals, flowers and plants. The main border is a repeating design of octagons with eight-pointed stars separated by groups of four small botehs on a yellow ground.


Khamseh Confederation Carpet 1890 - 1899 from Tony Kitz
Khamseh Confederation Carpet 1890 - 1899 from Tony Kitz

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Classic three medallion variant with eccentric field devices of flower and bird forms. An unusual cane design outer field forms a compartment like drawing. Border contains well drawn geometric floral variant. Woven circa 1900 in Southern Persia. An unusual example with great wool quality and outstanding pile.


Hazara Gallery Khamseh Confederation Bird Rug 3rd quarter 19th
Hazara Gallery Khamseh Confederation Bird Rug 3rd quarter 19th


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