antique jaf kurdish saddlebagface jaf tribes persian kurdistan

Antique Jaf - Kurdish Saddlebag-Face, Jaf Tribes, Persian Kurdistan.


| $1,140 USD | €1,042 EUR

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The juxtaposition here of fabulous vegetable dyes is a nomadic work of knotted art.
Made circa 1870-1880 by Jaf - Kurds in Persian Kurdistan, this bagface was once one half of a large double saddlebag, which at some point in the past, both parts were separated, either by heavy wear or by unscrupulous dealers cutting the saddlebags in half where more money could be made individually rather than as one complete piece!
Nevertheless, the face of this bag has been saved, in very good condition, hopefully for countless generations to enjoy the fabulous colours. Particularly interesting is the '8-pointed star' border - symbols of protection.
Size: 68cm deep x 80cm wide (2' 3" x 2' 7").
Viewing by appointment only.
Internal Ref: BM2048


Height = 68 cm (27")
Width = 80 cm (32")
Depth = 0 cm (0")

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