Chanta with moharramat pattern

Circa 1870
Southern Persia
30 x 28 cm
11" x 11"

An exquisite chanta of extremely fine quality, woven as a prized dowry object by a Qashquli woman, distinguished by a pattern composed of narrow vertical bands composed of an alternation of stylised paisley elements with a vine motif. The extra care placed in embellishing the closure panels is a further indication of the importance placed in weaving an item of such great prestige.

Private Collection, Vienna

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