Veramin bag (228) (1070)

Veramin bag from north central Persia (Iran)

Age: circa 1885

Size:1'.6"x1'.10" (46x56 cm)

This attractive small saddle bag shows a honeycomb field with reserves in red,green and blue,each centered by a rectangle in ivory,red or blue.The lattice has a dotted pattern in ivory and navy.The deep red outer border shows a small repeating triple flower motif,the ivory middle band employs a hooked lozenge design and the innermost frame has a green/ivory zig zag.There are several multicolor solid lines in the border system.At each end is a two tone soumak line followed by a kilim with weft float patterning.The broad selvedges are in dark brown goat hair.All the colors are from natural sources.The piece is in good condition.

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