Charming and archaic carpet of errant nomads, Khamseh / Quashaqi tribes of "princely" communion - for the tribal leader. Full '800, probably early in the century. NOTES belongs to a small number of Qashqai rugs with a particularly delicate design woven by nomadic tribes with soft wool dyed in a wide range of brightly colored colors. A later and less refined carpet, dated 1865, is published in James Opie's text "Southern Tribal Carpets in Southern Persia", Oregon, 1981, pp. 80-83). Another smaller example on a white background dated 1270AH 1853AD is published by Hadi Maktabi, "Lost & Found", Hali, pp.78-79. A third & wild"