antique vanitybag qashqa'i nomads fars province southwest persia

Antique Vanity-Bag, Qashqa'i Nomads, Fars Province, South-West Persia.


| $625 USD | €569 EUR

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Extremely finely woven in a technique known as 'soumak' weave, this beautiful little vanity-bag ('chanteh' in Persian) must have been very special to its owner. Bags like this were used by women entirely and would have held jewellery, mirrors or coins.
Today, bags like this are no longer made and thus becoming very scarce within Iran and very collectible in the West amongst connoisseurs of small antique tribal weavings.
This chanteh was made by Qashqa'i nomads in the province of Fars in south-west Persia circa 1900 and note how the weaver has gathered the tassels in to make an attractive finish.
In excellent complete condition.
Was 750 now 500.
Size: 23cm x 23cm (9" x 9") excluding tassels.
Viewing by appointment only.
Internal Ref: BM2010


Height = 23 cm (9")
Width = 23 cm (9")
Depth = 0 cm (0")

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