antique namakdan saltbag kordi nomads quchan region khorassan province northeast persia

Antique Namakdan (salt-bag), Kordi Nomads, Quchan Region, Khorassan Province, North-East Persia.


| $1,185 USD | €991 EUR

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Just in from Iran, this stunning salt-bag ('namakdan' in Persian), was woven by Kordi nomads in the Quchan region of Khorassan Province, north-east Persia, at the end of the nineteenth century. The face of the salt-bag appears to depict 'eyes' throughout - warding off evil spirits and protecting the contents of the bag.
Salt-bags, as the name implies, were woven for containing rock-salt and nuts; were totally utilitarian and never intended for commercial sale.
The natural colours in this bag are beautifully saturated and the bag is complete with its plain-weave back.
Size: 53cm x 38cm (1' 9" x 1' 3").
Viewing by appointment only.
Internal Ref: BM/RA3


Height = 53 cm (21")
Width = 38 cm (15")
Depth = 0 cm (0")

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