antique bagface baluch tribes khorassan province northeast persia

Antique Bag-Face, Baluch Tribes, Khorassan Province, North-East Persia.


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Item Ref

SJ4

Description

This very interesting half saddle-bag face is unusual in its field elements where it appears that possibly a young weaver started knotting a 'bird-like' motif (see lower area where she started) and appeared to get a bit confused with the drawing of this motif until later on, half-way up the bag, she then produces a more accurate symbol. The field is full of '5' symbols or 'quincunx' - symbolising protection to the contents of the bag. The two quincunx, two up from the bottom, are highlighted in yellow as opposed to ivory. Wonderful deep shades abound in the field of aubergine, madder-red, turquoise and indigo. The bag-face which was made by Baluch nomads in the province of Khorassan, possibly mid 19th century, is in good overall condition bar two small, old re-weaves.
Size: 70cm x 70cm (2' 4" x 2' 4").
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Internal Ref: SJ4



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