Khamseh refers to the area north of Hamadan and south of Zangan. It is one of those areas that appears on rug book maps but nowhere else. Nonetheless it is a major production area of Kurdish rugs from north of theHamadan area. Khamseh Rugs use the Hamadan Rug Weave. It is woven with symmetrical knots. Since there is only one shot of weft between each row of knots this shows every other warp which makes these rugs easy to spot. The rugs from Khamesh 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 Khamesh rugs include many highly developed floral designs. [ref. Barry O'Connell and Old Carpet Persia]
Placing the correct size rug in your space is as important as choosing the right color or pattern. A rug that it is too small will shift the balance of the room unfavorably. A rug that is too big, especially in open floor plans, may put the area designations off. There are a few rules of thumb, but a picture says it better. Use these handy guides by Interior Designer Lisa Ferguson to make the best choice.