antique kurdish vanitybag chanteh sanjabi subtribe kurdistan

Antique Kurdish Vanity-Bag (chanteh), Sanjabi Sub-Tribe, Kurdistan.


| $732 USD | €623 EUR

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My love of 19th century vanity-bags ('chanteh' in Persian) has always been a passion since I first set eyes on one back in the 1980s. However many I've handled since then, I have rarely found one made by the Kurds. I have just acquired this gorgeous little chanteh, made by Sanjabi Kurds towards the latter part of the 19th century. The bag is woven in a technique known as extra weft wrapping which gives it a very strong and resilient feel. The back is woven in plain-weave with only some slight staining which I hope to have removed when it is washed.
Size: 23cm x 20cm (9" x 8").
Viewing by appointment only.
Internal Ref: BM/JC

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