antique 'tasheh' wheat sack luri bakhtiari tribes western persia

Antique 'Tasheh' (Wheat Sack), Luri Bakhtiari Tribes, Western Persia.


Price

SOLD

Item Ref

BM/T1

Description

This gorgeous 'tasheh' or wheat sack was made by Luri Bakhtiari nomads during the second quarter of the 20th century and although both sides have been reduced, it will make a most attractive wall-hanging.
Tashehs were totally utilitarian items, used for containing wheat and loaded onto the flanks of pack-animals during long migrations. Woven on ground looms as you see it, the sides and base were brought together and sewn up using goat-hair.
By the 1940s, plastic and gunny sacks had arrived in the bazaars of Iran and these began to replace the age-old tashehs to the point that they simply died out. Today, old tashehs are rare.
Size: 1.12m x 0.87m (3' 8" x 2' 10").
Viewing by appointment only.
Internal Ref: BM/T1



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