Khamseh Bag Face

This elegant and superbly woven bag face is finely knotted (180 kpsi), has soft lustrous wool, a cloth-like handle, and beautiful saturated colors. The closures and weft-float strip at the bottom are nicely done. The Basseri tribe weaves this design usually with a boxier star-shaped medallion.

Publication: HALI 150, p. 94

Structural Data:
Size: 24” x 21.5” (61 x 55 cm.)
Warp: Grey, dark brown, mixed grey/dark brown wool
Weft: Brown wool
Pile: Wool, asymmetrical knots, open left, 12h x 15v = 180 kpsi
Note: Some white cotton used in flat-weave areas