mafrash panel shahsevan nomads moghan plain azerbaijan

Mafrash Panel, Shahsevan Nomads, Moghan Plain, Azerbaijan.


Price

£1,450
| $1,931 USD | €1,643 EUR


Item Ref

BM/Panel

Description

This bedding-bag panel was woven by Shahsevan nomads in the Moghan Plain around 1870-1880. The large bedding-bag or cargo-bag ('mafrash' in Persian) was used for transporting bedding during long migrations. Such mafrash were heavily used and thus often came apart, were discarded and new mafrash woven. This side panel is particularly attractive and rare as it incorporates the stylised 'peacock' or 'winged griffin' in three horizontal bands - two bands woven in madder-red and a single central band in indigo-blue.
Size: 1.05m x 0.61m (3' 5" x 2' 0").
Viewing by appointment only.
Internal Ref: BM/Panel


Dimensions

Height = 1.05 cm (1")
Width = 61 cm (24")
Depth = 0 cm (0")



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