antique saddlebag face timuri nomads borderlands of eastern persiawestern afghanistan

Antique Saddle-Bag Face, Timuri Nomads, Borderlands of Eastern Persia/Western Afghanistan.


Price

£1,750
| $2,330 USD | €1,983 EUR


Item Ref

BM/Timuri

Description

Just arrived, this very rare knotted-pile face of what was once part of a pair of double saddle-bags, made by Timuri nomads on the border of eastern Persia and western Afghanistan during the mid 19th century. Apart from a rare and uncommon main border pattern, the main rarity is in the field with six compartments, as each of these squares contains the symbolic cosmic design of the sun and stars. The wool is what you would expect from the best of early Timuri weaving - soft and glossy, and although it is only one of two pile faces that remain, it is nearly complete with original selvedges and brocaded top and bottom. This is a superb collector's piece.
Size: 60cm x 66cm (2' 0" x 2' 2").
Viewing by appointment only.
Internal Ref: BM/Timuri



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