Boteh Pattern Style Khamseh Rugs
Boteh Field Khamseh Rug circa 1880
293 by 177cm., 9ft. 7in. by 5ft. 9in.
Boteh Field Khamseh Rug Circa 1890
182 by 145cm., 6ft. by 4ft. 9in.
Baharlu Khamseh Confederation Rug about 1880-1900
Fars Province, south west Persia about 1880-1900, 6 ft. 11 in. x 4 ft. 10 in. 2. 11m. x 1.47m.
Khamseh Rug Fars, South Persia, 19th century
2.13 x 1.22m (7ft x 4ft)
Warp: natural tan wool, Z2S
Weft: red wool, 2 shoots
Knot: symmetrical, H10 x V11= 110 per sq.in (1705 per sq.dm)
Edges: multi-colored wrapping over 1 cord
The superb rug is a good example of the horror vacui which permeates much Persian weaving. The weaver of this rug was clearly pretty keen on the boteh. Botehs appear within botehs in what is known as the ‘mother and child’ formation. Further botehs fill the white ground, while yet more are ranged in the main border.
Khamseh Confederation Kelleh late 19th C.
453 by 188cm., 14ft. 10in. by 6ft. 2in.