antique storage bagface baluch tribes khorassan northeast persia

Antique Storage Bag-Face, Baluch Tribes, Khorassan, North-East Persia.


| $3,329 USD | €2,833 EUR

Item Ref



This is one of the very best Baluch 'cockerel' bag-faces I've handled for many years.
This is a superb example of the very best of the highly-collectible so-called 'bird bags', made by Baluch nomads in the Khorassan region of north-east Persia circa 1870. The wool is soft and lustrous - a sign of the very best of Baluch weaving - and the bag-face is in near mint condition, albeit, without its back, lost many years ago. The deep indigo-blue ground contains a myriad of cockerels symbolising the harbinger of the day, the dispeller of the night. I suspect the dark birds are females and the two ivory birds are males, symbolising the creation of life.
Note also, the 'diamond' type symbols, top left and right corners of the field, highlighted in ivory - their symbolic meaning lost in the passage of time.
Size: 70cm x 76cm (2' 3" x 2' 6").
Viewing by appointment only.
Internal Ref: BM1536


Height = 70 cm (28")
Width = 76 cm (30")
Depth = 0 cm (0")

Email about this item:

View Similar