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Khamseh

The fine knotting in the weave, the combination of colours and the drawing of this truly unique horse cover justify the warning in the inscription, which says that whoever attempts to steal this horse cover will be severely punished.

 

 

 

Khamseh Confederation, Southern Persia
Property of Alberto Levi, Milan

Age: circa 1870
Format: 112 x 74 cm (approx. 3‘ 8“ x 2‘ 5“)
Colours: Red, faded fuchsia (elusive), sky blue,
dark blue, light yellow, emerald green, blackish-brown,
ivory (8 colours)
Knot density: 16 H x 18 V = 288 KPSI
Condition: Some areas of wear and tear,
incomplete on both ends and side selvedges
missing in places, sewn onto a cotton backing.
Provenance: The Bogner Collection, Munich
(Germany)

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