malband animal band bakhtiari nomads western persia

Malband (animal band), Bakhtiari Nomads, Western Persia.



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The 'malband' was the equivalent of a western rope - used for tying the bedding onto the camels and pack animals during long migrations. Bands like this one, which was made by the Bakhtiari nomads, were intricately woven - quite incredible work for such a utilitarian item - but often they were prized possessions.
Size: 8.70m x 7cm (28.5' x 3").
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Internal Ref: MAC8

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