Chanta with eye dazzler pattern

Circa 1870
Southern Persia
27 x 23 cm
10" x 9"

A finely woven small single bag decorated by a zig-zag design in blue and ivory, characteristic of the work of the Qashquli sub tribe (see Opie 1981, p. 26). We see this pattern on the finest Qashqa’i rugs, typically with a velvety surface and often with silk wefts. Bags of this type rarely show any sign of use and were probably intended as prestige items. Its mint condition, which includes a beautiful striped back, allows us to fully appreciate the preciousness intended with these weavings.

Private Collection, Vienna

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