Khamseh Bag Face

The Khamseh “pomegranate” design is thought to be a vestige of Eastern Turkistan. Often found on rugs, one can view this bag face as a miniature rug. Despite the medallion’s large scale, the weaver managed to place 16 birds in the field. Note the use of a darker madder shade to outline the flower petals and chicken feathers.

Publication: O’Bannon, Oriental Rugs, pg.45; HALI 150, p. 90

Structural Data:
Size: 26” x 26” (66 x 66 cm.)
Warp: Brown wool
Weft: Red wool
Pile: Wool, symmetrical knots, 9h x 11v = 99kpsi