Antique Saddle-Bags, Shahsevan Tribes, Moghan, Azerbaijan.

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RUGMAC2

Small 'khorjin' (saddle-bags) like this are rare these days. Most were cut in half by unscrupulous dealers in the bazaars of Azerbaijan, Turkey and Iran being more saleable as individual bags. Therefore few complete bags survived. This small khorjin is extremely finely woven in soumack technique comprising double-headed birds in the centre of each bag symbolising the guardians of the gates of Paradise. The ivory cotton border is beautifully drawn with spacious symbols all the way round.
The khorjin is complete with plain-weave madder-red back.
Size: 67cm x 28cm (2' 2" x 11").
£1,450
| $1,931 USD | €1,643 EUR

Antique Salt-Bag, Shahsevan Nomads, Moghan Region, Azerbaijan. ...

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BM/VK5

This unusual but utterly charming 'namakdan' (salt-bag) is piled on both faces and was made by Shahsevan tribes in the Moghan region of Azerbaijan at the end of the 19th century.
Size: 44cm x 30cm (1' 5" x 1' 0").
£950
| $1,265 USD | €1,076 EUR

Antique Mafrash Side Panel, Shahsevan Nomads of ...

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BM1360

I love the immense power being generated by this fabulous reverse-soumack panel which at one time, was the side of a complete 'mafrash' - a large storage bag. Many of these beautifully made bags were difficult to sell in the western markets and dealers in the bazaars of Azerbaijan and Iran would simply undo the stitching holding them together or cut them up, and sell them more easily in the form of individual panels. The specific weave used in this panel indicates that it was woven by the Shahsevan nomads of the Karadag region, probably during the early - mid 19th century.
Size: 78cm x 33cm (2' 7" x 1' 1").
£750
| $999 USD | €850 EUR

Antique Shadda, Shahsevan Tribes, Moghan Region, Azerbaijan. ...

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BM/MJ1

A rare and magnificent flatweave called a 'Shadda', from the Shahsevan tribes of the Moghan region in Azerbaijan.
The flat-weave is in original condition, bar a few tiny holes, and had been hanging in a London house for 20 years. Dating to circa 1850, the shadda contains four rows of camel caravans on migration. A truly fabulous and highly collectable flatweave that was once an important dowry weaving.
Size: 2.06m x 1.98m (6' 9" x 6' 6").
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Antique Saddle-Bags, Shahsevan Nomads, Azerbaijan.

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These are a fantastic pair of saddle-bags. Woven by Shahsevan nomads in Azerbaijan in the second half 19th century, they are complete with original plain-weave back. The intricate soumack weave all over is just amazing when you think such bags were entirely utilitarian. The colours too, are vibrant vegetable-dye and the design in the central field consist of a myriad of 'birds[heads' lozenges - guardians of the gates of Paradise!
Size: 1.57m x 0.56m (5' 2" x 1' 10").
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Antique Salt-Bag, Shahsevan Tribes, Moghan, Azerbaijan

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BM554

A rare and beautiful Salt-Bag (Namakdan), woven by Shahsevan tribes in the Moghan region of Azerbaijan during the mid 19th century. Salt-bags of this quality and age are extremely rare in todays market-place and this is a great example of its type.
Size: 61cm x 40cm (2' 0" x 1' 4").
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Antique Half Saddlebag Face, Shahsevan Nomads, Moghan, ...

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BM1147

This fantastic half saddlebag face was woven in warp-face technique around the mid 19th century. Sadly, the back is missing but the most important part of the bag remains - the face. Each compartment contains '8-pointed stars' - symbols of spirituality and protection - in beautiful natural shades of indigo-blue, turquoise, golden yellow and madder-red.
Size: 53cm x 62cm (1' 9" x 2' 0").
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Antique Saddle-Bags (khorjin), Shahsevan Tribes, Moghan, Azerbaijan. ...

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Complete 19th century saddle-bags are scarce these days as most were cut in half and used to make cushions. Here we see an extremely finely woven pair of bags, complete in every way, with saturated natural colours and made by Shahsevan nomads in the second half of the 19th century.
Size: 1.23m x 0.51m (4' 0" x 1' 8").
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Antique Mafrash Panel, Shahsevan Nomads, Moghan, Azerbaijan. ...

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BM/NG

This panel once formed one of the side panels to a large bedding bag (mafrash), woven by Shahsevan nomads during the second half of the 19th century. It is extremely finely woven and shows the high level of expertise and care that went into making such utilitarian bags.
Size: 1.00m x 0.41m (3' 3" x 1' 4").
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Antique Saddle-Bag, Shahsevan Tribes, Moghan Region, Azerbaijan. ...

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BM481

This is a fantastic complete saddle-bag of the Shahsevan tribes, made in the Moghan region of Azerbaijan during the last quarter of the 19th century. The bag is in excellent condition with both original and some replaced over-binding on the selvedges. The natural colours are wonderful, as is the fabulous design!
Size: 1.37m x 0.51m (4' 6" x 1' 8").
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Antique Saddle-Cover, Shahsevan Tribes, Azerbaijan

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BM681

This magnificent knotted saddle-cover, shows the opening for the cantle and virtually unseen, a small slit for the pommel. The cover was made by Shahsevan tribes in the Moghan region of Azerbaijan during the third quarter of the 19th century with good vegetable dyes. The majority of Shahsevan horse trappings tend to be highly intricate flatwoven horse covers but in this saddle cover, we find a rare and very collectable knotted-pile weaving. It is in very good condition bar only two small re-weaves on each side of the cantle.
Size: 91cm x 76cm (3' 0" x 2' 6").
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Antique Woven Bag, Shahsevan Tribes, Azerbaijan

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BM577

Woven by Shahsevan tribes during the last quarter of the 19th century, this bag is in original condition with red, plainweave back and side bindings. There is some minor damage to the lower left corner and a small hole in the back - all due to wear and tear during the hard nomadic life of the Shahsevan nomads.
Size: 29cm x 23cm (11" x 9").
SOLD