QASHQAI, Southwest Persian, 4ft 3in x 6ft 6in, 3rd Quarter, 19th Century. Of great interest to connoisseurs of tribal Oriental rugs, this nearly 150-year-old South Persian Qashqai tribal is replete with the whimsical charm of its nomadic origins. A multiplicity of freely drawn traditional motifs, including bright blossoms and charming animal designs, fill a deep indigo reserve with two organically drawn hexagonal medallions.
ARAB KHAMSEH, Southwest Persian, 4ft 9in x 5ft 9in, Circa 1850. This enthusiastic southern Persian tribal rug is the work of the Arab Khamseh. This is a tribal group less known than its neighbor, the Qashqai, but this best-of-the-best antique oriental carpet has all the characteristics to satisfy an art rug collector.
DAGHESTAN, Northeast Caucasian 4ft 2in x 6ft 4in Circa 1875 Representing our expansive, world-class collection of much-loved antique Caucasian tribal rugs, this clearly drawn piece is distinguished by a with a quixotic color shift in its radiant cerulean blue field. Several crisply drawn borders serve as an elaborate "window frame". Age-old symbols floating within this three dimensional plane exemplify the alluring artistry of this tribal weaving tradition.