antique wheatsack 'tacheh' luribakhtiari tribes the chahar mahal western persia

Antique Wheat-Sack ('Tacheh'), Luri-Bakhtiari Tribes, The Chahar Mahal, Western Persia.


| $2,220 USD | €1,992 EUR

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This stunning 'tacheh' or wheat-sack was once used for containing wheat but has now been opened-up to show the complete weaving for wall-hanging purposes. Made by Luri-Bakhtiari nomads in the Chahar Mahal region of western Persia circa 1900, the tacheh contains a central, knotted-pile bottle-shape in the centre and what appears to be a large red/green flower. Each tacheh has a different knotted-pile design which relates to the family that made it. The last woven tachehs survived into the 1940s but when plastic sacks and gunny sacks arrived in the bazaars of Iran from the West, there was no longer a need to make them! This one and the others on my website are amongst the last remaining survivors of this lost art.
Size: 1.04m x 1.07m (3' 5" x 3' 6").
Viewing by appointment only.
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Height = 104 cm (41")
Width = 107 cm (42")
Depth = 0 cm (0")

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