antique half saddlebagface shahsevan nomads of hashtrud northwest persia

Antique Half Saddlebag-Face, Shahsevan Nomads of Hashtrud, North-West Persia.



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Weavings made by the Shahsevan nomads in the 18th and 19th centuries were, in most cases, exceptional, and some of the very finest 'soumak' weaving was done by the Shahsevan of the Hashtrud and Moghan regions of north-west Persia and Azerbaijan.
This bag-face, once part of double saddle-bags and now all that remains, is high quality soumak weaving, made in the early - mid 19th century by Hashtrud Shahsevan.
The main ivory border depicts the symbolic 'double-headed sunbird' - guardians of the gates of Paradise whereas the ancient central symbol might be some sort of zoomorphic creature like a bird or griffin. Highly collectible.
Size: 57cm x 51cm (1' 10" x 1' 8").
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Internal Ref: BM1625


Height = 51 cm (20")
Width = 57 cm (23")
Depth = 0 cm (0")

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