Animal pack band

Circa 1920
Southern Persia
185 cm x 10
6'0" x 3"

A very unusual band distinguished by a sequence of five male figures knotted in polychrome symmetrical pile on an orange warp faced plain weave background. This contrasts quite efficiently with the larger ivory ground tent band, woven in the same technique but strictly depicting female figures. Perhaps this is meant to symbolise that women are the guardians of the home (the tent) while men are responsible for herding animals in order to bring sustenance to the family.

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