antique baby cradle qashqa'i nomads fars province southwest persia

Antique Baby Cradle, Qashqa'i Nomads, Fars Province, South-West Persia.


| $999 USD | €850 EUR

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This charming flat-woven cradle with its myriad of tassels symbolically protecting the child, was ,made by Qashqa'i tribes around 1900. Imagine turning the cradle upsides down with the tassels hanging down and tying the long braided warped ends to a wooden frame, this is how it would look in tribal life - very much like how we use a hammock today!
Cradles like this are rare and this one was found in Iran. I've had it professionally washed and minor repair done to one of the corners, but otherwise, it is in excellent condition - bearing in mind the constant use it would have had.
Size: 74cm x 112cm (2' 5" x 3' 8") including tassels.
Viewing by appointment only.
Internal Ref: BM/RS1

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