flatweave dining sofreh timuri tribes borderlands of eastern persiawestern afghanistan

Flatweave - Dining Sofreh, Timuri Tribes, Borderlands of Eastern Persia/Western Afghanistan.


| $2,578 USD | €2,156 EUR

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This rare and beautiful dining 'sofreh' or flatweave, was woven specifically for placing on the floor of the tent during meal-times, bowls of food, bread and chai were placed upon it and the tribes-people would sit around cross-legged, eat, drink and enjoy conversation. Quite often, such sofrehs were kept for special occasions when guests and tribal dignitaries paid a visit.
This sofreh, made circa 1880 by Timuri nomads on the Persian/Afghan border, has a plain natural camel-hair ground - symbolising humility and the acceptance of precious food. Note the long, intricately brocaded skirts which show the incredible work that went into making these highly prized weavings - never intended for sale and true nomadic woven art.
Size: 1.40m x 0.69m (4' 7" x 2' 3").
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Height = 140 cm (55")
Width = 69 cm (27")
Depth = 0 cm (0")

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