antique khorjin mini saddlebags afshar nomads of aqta'e kerman province southwest persia

Antique Khorjin (mini saddle-bags), Afshar Nomads of Aqta'e, Kerman Province, South-West Persia.



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This gorgeous pair of mini saddle-bags ('khorjin' in Persian), was made by Afshar nomads in Aqta'e, Kerman Province circa 1900-1920 and depicts roses in each of the bag-faces and roses in the ivory border. The rose originated in Persia before being grown in France and the UK. The use of a pea-green colour in the central field of each bag-face is unusual and I love the 'bridge' with its symbolic flowing water - important of course, in order to keep the roses alive! This khorjin is in near-mint condition with its original madder-red plain-weave back.
Refer to Parviz Tanavoli's newly published book 'Khorjins - Tribal and Rural Weaves from Iran' to see an almost identical example on pages 80-81.
Size: 87cm x 34cm (2' 10" x 1' 1").
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Internal Ref: BM/Khorj

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