The imaginative use of a variety of south Persian
tribal design elements creates a field composition that is extremely
rare, possibly unique.
One sees an interesting amalgamation of design
influences corroborating the thesis that with the passage of time the
distinction between 'tribal' and 'village' weaving did, indeed, became
The borders of this rug have the formality and
structure of a finely woven village weaving.
Yet, the field display is spontaneous, free-flowing,
the very essence of a genuine tribal rug
The unadorned arms extending from the medallions are
also a common feature of Arab-Khamseh weaving and suggest an
The unusual tree-like figures in the field are
similar to motifs seen in weavings of the Baharlu and Ainlu, both
sub-tribes of the Khamseh Confederation.
The specific tonality of the reddish-orange and
yellow of this rug is very unusual.
About mid-rug, the blue disappears from one border
stripe and is replaced with a strong, deeply saturated green.
The use of green to outline the stepped medallions
continues yet the blue does not completely disappear but continues, in
a modified degree, as an accent
All the colors are from natural dye sources.
The rug has low even wear; however, there is no damage to the
foundation of the rug, there are no holes or wear creases.
There is minor damage in portions of the sides.