Khamseh rug handwoven in South Iran during the second quarter of the 20th century.
This cheerful Khamseh is composed of three central medallions, containing boat-like motifs in the center. The field surrounding the medallions is filled with geometric shapes and symbols, and the whole is framed by multiple borders alternating between floral and geometric motifs. The dominant colors are a soft indigo, bright pink (an early synthetic), and the natural wool brown of the warp.
In fair condition, with wear throughout; foundation is intact and sound. Pile is low, with an airy but sturdy handle.