antique sofreh luri nomads luristan western persia

Antique Sofreh, Luri Nomads, Luristan, Western Persia.


Price

SOLD

Item Ref

BM/N1

Description

Utterly charming in its depiction of various birds and goats and a powerful 'tree-of-life' rising up from the underworld, through the earthly world to the world of the spirit. The undyed ivory central panel is woven in plain-weave with the surrounding borders and stylised creatures in knotted-pile. I can only surmise that this odd weaving was made as a dining sofreh where the nomads would sit cross-legged around it at mealtimes and eat the food placed on this sofreh. Nevertheless, it is truly nomadic and would make a fabulous wall-hanging.
1.27m x 1.12m (4' 2" x 3' 8").
Viewing by appointment only.
Internal Ref: BM/N1



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