antique jajim 'moj' qashqa'i nomads fars province southwest persia

Antique Jajim 'Moj', Qashqa'i Nomads, Fars Province, South-West Persia.


| $2,330 USD | €2,005 EUR

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For a full-size photo of this magnificent Moj, see my third edition 'Tribal Rugs - Treasures of the Black Tent' page 186.
Woven by Qashqa'i nomads in Fars Province, south-west Persia during the last quarter of the nineteenth century, 'moj' or jajims are distinctive flat-woven covers that were used as blankets and covers for the storage-bags around the circumference of the tent. They were woven in a technique referred to as balanced twill-weave, made in two equal parts and then expertly sewn together. The most exciting feature of this moj is the interplay of colours within the weave which gives this flat-weave its name 'moj' - in Persian, 'wave'.
Moj of this age are now quite rare and this one is a nice small square example, easily used in a decorative place in the modern home.
Size: 1.83m x 1.70m (6' 0" x 5' 7").
Viewing by appointment only.
Internal Ref: BM1727


Height = 183 cm (72")
Width = 170 cm (67")
Depth = 0 cm (0")

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