antique sofreh dining flatweave timuri tribes western afghanistan

Antique Sofreh (dining flatweave), Timuri Tribes, Western Afghanistan.



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The natural camel-hair field in this superb sofreh contains a pre-Islamic cross for breaking down evil into four parts and protecting the food placed on the sofreh. Tribespeople would sit around the sofreh at mealtimes enjoying a meal. Note the beautifully brocaded skirts at each end - those and the barber-pole selvedges are indicative of Timuri weaving. Made during the last quarter of the 19th century.
Size: 1.60m x 0.76m (5' 3" x 2' 6").
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Internal Ref: BM1170

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