antique flatweave dining sofreh timuri tribes borderlands of eastern persiawestern afghanistan

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


Price

SOLD

Item Ref

BM1613

Description

This rare and incredibly stunning coral-ground dining sofreh was made around 1870 by Timuri nomads on the Persian/Afghan border region. The cross in the centre symbolises protection - a pre-Islamic symbol for breaking down evil into four parts, thus giving protection to the food placed upon the sofreh during meal-times. Although the sofreh was made entirely from wool with goat-hair selvedges, the Timuri weaver has inserted highlights of silk which I suspect was made for an important member of the tribe, possibly the khan or chief. Camel-hair is more often found in the field of sofrehs but in this instance, the use of a natural coral dye is much rarer.
The brocaded skirts are superb in intricate brocaded weave, putting a stunning finishing touch to a highly-prized utilitarian weaving.
Size: 1.50m x 0.84m (4' 11" x 2' 9").
Viewing by appointment only.
Internal Ref: BM1613


Dimensions

Height = 150 cm (59")
Width = 84 cm (33")
Depth = 0 cm (0")



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