antique vanitybag afshar nomads kerman province southern persia

Antique Vanity-Bag, Afshar Nomads, Kerman Province, Southern Persia.



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This charming little vanity-bag ('chanteh' in Persian) was made by Afshar nomads in southern Persia around the last quarter of the 19th century. The face is knotted-pile in rich, indigo-blues with highlights of madder-red, golden yellow and green. The bag is complete with a plain-weave back in madder-red and decorated with gorgeous tassels as a symbol of good luck.
Size: 54cm x 34cm (1' 9" x 1' 1") including tassels.
Viewing by appointment only.
Internal Ref: BM/PY

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