antique dining sofreh timuri tribes western afghanistan

Antique Dining Sofreh, Timuri Tribes, Western Afghanistan.



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This lovely old dining sofreh or dining flatweave was originally used as a weaving spread on the floor of the tent during mealtimes and bowls of food placed upon it around which the tribes-people would sit and eat. Woven by Timuri tribes in western Afghanistan around 1900, the sofreh is in excellent condition with beautifully brocaded skirts at each end and the depiction of 5 'eyes' on the natural camel-hair field where the number '5' is a protective symbol. Together with the 'eyes', there is a doubling of protection!
Size: 1.32m x 0.69m (4' 4" x 2' 3").
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Internal Ref: BM974

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