antique storagebag 'rakhtekhabpich' luri bakhtiari nomads the chahar mahal western persia

Antique Storage-Bag 'rakhtekhab-pich', Luri Bakhtiari Nomads, The Chahar Mahal, Western Persia.


| $2,332 USD | €2,100 EUR

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Large storage-bags called 'rakhtekhab-pich' by the Luri/Bakhtiari and 'mafrash' by the Turkic tribes, of this age and fine quality, are scarce these days. This complete bag is similar to a stunning pair of saddle-bags illustrated by James Opie in his 1992 edition of 'Tribal Rugs', page 111, showing the ivory cotton side panels and top flaps with the interlinking columns of double-headed sun-birds, symbolic guardians of the gates of Paradise.
Sometimes it's hard to visualise how these beautiful bags can be displayed in the home! To make the best out of them, they need to have either foam cut to the interior size of the bag thus showing the bag in its full glory or having a wooden frame built to house the interior of the bag. Only then, it can be seen as a fabulous piece of woven furniture in the house and making a wonderful talking-point.
Size: 140cm long x 66cm wide x 56cm deep (4' 7" long x 2' 2" wide x 1' 10" deep).
Viewing by appointment only.
Internal Ref: BM/RA


Height = 140 cm (55")
Width = 66 cm (26")
Depth = 56 cm (22")

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