antique bread sofreh qashqa'i tribes fars province southwest persia

Antique Bread Sofreh, Qashqa'i Tribes, Fars Province, South-West Persia.


| $977 USD | €893 EUR

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Bread sofrehs were used for kneading and rolling the dough to make 'lavash' - the delicious Persian flat-bread. Such utilitarian items were never intended for the commercial markets and few survive the ravages of time, today.
This charming little square sofreh, smaller than normal, might have been made by a young Qashqa'i girl for her use only or it might even have been a dowry weaving. The field depicting small tiles or diamond shapes and the golden-yellow border, is woven in weft-float patterning with the outer and inner borders and the symbolic cross and three 'flowers' having tufts of knotted pile on an indigo-blue plain-weave structure.
This sofreh, made during the early 20th century, is complete and in excellent condition.
Was 975 now 750.
Size: 76cm x 80cm (2' 6" x 2' 8").
Viewing by appointment only.
Internal Ref: BM2021


Height = 76 cm (30")
Width = 80 cm (32")
Depth = 0 cm (0")

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