antique kordi tribal bagface quchan region khorassan province northeast persia

Antique Kordi Tribal Bag-face, Quchan Region, Khorassan Province, North-East Persia.


Price

£550
| $732 USD | €623 EUR


Item Number

BM/JA2

Description

Like the previous bag-face, this beautiful weaving was made by Kordi tribes in the Quchan region of north-east Persia circa 1900. The colours are beautifully vegetable and the soumak weave is fine and superbly executed. As mentioned in the previous description, I'm not convinced such pieces were made as 'balishts' (pillow-bags) as the weave is not condusive to laying one's head on! Therefore, I suspect they were dowry pieces, showing the prowess of the weaver as a desirable wife, and they might have been simply decorative to these nomads. Today, in the western world, they can also be decorative - used to cover a chest or table-top.
Size: 69cm x 36cm (2' 3" x 1' 2").
Viewing by appointment only.
Internal Ref: BM/JA2



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