The rugs from KHAMSEH have tribal patterns, with geometric forms and sharp edges. They are beautiful and go readily with any interior. Geometric animal and bird drawings are also common features and are used both as part of the repeated patterns and as filler ornaments. The borders of KHAMSEH rugs include many highly developed floral designs. As in many other nomad rugs, multiple borders are a sign of later weavings.
The quality of rugs from the KHAMSEH confederacy is excellent, You should be aware that there is another KHAMSEH, a small village near HAMEDAN. Many beginner rug collectors are fooled into purchasing rugs from KHAMSEH of HAMEDAN that are of very low quality compared to those of the KHAMSEH confederacy.
Size & Shapes:
KHAMSEH confederacy rugs are usually small (2 x 3 to 4 x 6 feet) except runners. Production also includes many different sizes of bags, the best known of which are the double saddle-bags.
Dark red, brown, pink and dark blue are the main colors in rugs and runners from KHAMSEH.
Wool; tight pile.
Warp and weft are mostly wool.
Weavers in the KHAMSEH confederacy use Turkish knots. You should check the back of the carpet because the quality of the carpet depends upon the number of knots, which varies, but averages around 120KPSI(30 RAJ).
KHAMSEH confederacy rugs and runners are among the finest quality tribal rugs. Expect to pay $5-$11 Per Square Foot (PSF) for a carpet from the KHAMSEH confederacy.
More info on KHAMSEH rugs at Jozan.net.
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