antique chanteh vanity bag shahsevan tribes northwest persia

Antique Chanteh (Vanity Bag), Shahsevan Tribes, North-West Persia.



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This very old and rare Vanity Bag ('Chanteh' in Persian) was woven by Shahsevan nomads in north-western Persia around 1850. The finely executed soumack technique is indicative of a tribe that produced probably the very best flat-woven work up until the end of the 19th century. The front top of the plain-weave section of the bag is expertly re-woven as is the lower section of the back.
Size: 25cm x 25cm (10" x 10").
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Internal Ref: BM796

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