antique saltbag shahsevan nomads moghan region azerbaijan

Antique Salt-Bag, Shahsevan Nomads, Moghan Region, Azerbaijan.


| $2,578 USD | €2,156 EUR

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Just arrived from a UK private collection, this magnificent 'namakdan' (salt-bag), is a rare example woven in soumak technique, by a Shahsevan nomad in the Moghan region of Azerbaijan circa 1870-1880.
The bag is completely original with plain-weave back in traditional narrow horizontal bands of madder-red and deep indigo-blue and the sides are over-bound in different colours with original vegetable-dye wool.
The main body of the bag comprises of double-headed sun-birds, symbolically the guardians of the gates of Paradise, and a popular design amongst the Moghan Shahsevan.
Size: 43cm 33cm (1' 5" x 1' 1").
Viewing by appointment only.
Internal Ref: BM/LPN12


Height = 43 cm (17")
Width = 33 cm (13")
Depth = 0 cm (0")

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