Khamseh bag (234) (1091)

Khamseh bag from south west Persia (Iran)

Age: circa 1870

Size: 2'.5"x2'.1" (74x64 cm)

Diagonals of reversing small botehs in various colors neatly pattern the dark blue ground.The equally narrow borders feature a central stripe with a rhomboid pattern and flanking yellow ground quincunx and red diamond bands.The multicolor flatwoven closure tabs are intact and are edged by cicim technique stripes and finished by a sewn under dark brown flatweave.A red and blue barber pole strip surrounds the whole.The piece is fine and the weave is compact.All the colors are from natural and vegetable sources.This attractive piece is in good condition.

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