antique soffreh baluch tribes northeast persia

Antique Soffreh, Baluch Tribes, North-East Persia


Price

POA

Item Ref

BM684

Description

This beautiful Soffreh (dining-flatweave) can only be described as 'stunning'! It is absolutlely complete - in mint condition - and was made by Baluch tribes in Khorassan province, north-east Persia during the last quarter of the 19th century. I suspect the tribal attribution might be 'Djhan Begi' Baluch. The natural camel-hair field incorporates a stylised 'tree-of-life' - symbolically representing the 3-level universe to these nomads - and the madder-red border is knotted in pile. Look at the fantastic brocaded skirts at each end - extremely intricate. I suspect this piece was made for a very important member of the tribe who may well have commissioned it from the best weaver in the tribe. This soffreh will make a wonderful wall-hanging.
Size: 1.37m x 0.76m (4' 6" x 2' 6").
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Internal Ref: BM684



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