Shahsavan bag (215) - SOLD (1006)

Shahsavan soumak bag from north west Persia (Iran)

Age: circa 1870

Size: 2'.0"x1'.11" (61x58 cm)

This tightly woven soumak saddle bag shows a pattern of broad and narrow diagonals in red,blue,navy,green,ivory,brown,burgundy,brick and straw (faded fuchsine).Dividing the major stripes are smaller bands in dark brown and ivory angular meanders.The red main border displays a geometric S motif in various colors while the slit closure panel features stylized stars.At the end of the piece is a yellow ground angular ribbon design which is matched by the inner border.There is a keyhole reciprocal outer border present as well as two narrow barber pole lines in the border system.The colors are soft and warm.The piece is in good condition.SOLD

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