Antique tribal rugs were woven in south Persia by the QashQa’i, Khamseh, Afshar, Luri and Bakhtiyari tribes. QashQa’i weavings are typically the most finely woven and the best examples tend to have superb wool quality and saturated dyes. Khamsek rugs often bear an ostensible similarity to QashQa’i weavings but are rarely as finely woven. They are famous for the rugs and bags that feature stylized birds. Luri rugs tend to have a heavier handle than the other types but the colors are often magnificent.