A Collection of Exquisite Small Persian Tribal Weavings

Pair of pile woven tent bands
Khamseh Confederacy
Southern Persia
Circa 1900
252 x 11 cm (99 x 4.5 in.) and 256 x 12 cm (101 x 5 in.)

Knot count: 19 H x 15 V = 285 kpsi.
Colours: brick red, peach, orange-yellow, light blue, medium blue, dark blue, turquoise, dark brown, ivory (9).
Condition: excellent, original overcast sides and flatwoven ends.
Notes: a rare and unusual pair of tent bands. I havenít seen any comparables either in the literature or in the flesh. Lovely pomegranate/five-legged animal alternating pattern.
Provenance: David Sorgato, Milano.

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