antique chuval beddingbag qashqai nomads fars province southwest persia

Antique Chuval (bedding-bag), Qashqai Nomads, Fars Province, South-West Persia.


Price

£1,450
| $1,931 USD | €1,643 EUR


Item Ref

BM/AH1

Description

Recently acquired from Iran, this rare and beautifully woven bedding-bag (chuval) is in very good condition and is complete with ties, if not slightly worn through use! The bag is complete with original plain-weave back in horizontal bands of different colours. The Qashqa'i weaver who made this bag was a very accomplished weaver as can be seen in the intricacy of the soumak technique used in the front face. Bags of this age (19th century) are rare amongst the nomads today. Display it by filling the bag with a large pillow; tie the loops together and then sit on your favourite rug or carpet and lounge against the chuval whilst reading a good book!!
Size: 1.15m x 0.68m (3' 9" x 2' 3").
Viewing by appointment only.
Internal Ref: BM/AH1



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