Double-sided Lahaf quilted cover

Circa 1900
Mazandaran region, Northern Persia
455 cm x 205
14'11" x 6'8"

Double-sided blankets of this type are called lahaf, and are typically woven with natural, undyed wool on three narrow panels, with each side displaying an asymmetric combination of horizontal stripes alternated to open fields. The two sides are then joined together and reinforced by quilting. The best examples display a randomly arranged gradation of natural wool colours, ranging from soft camel shades to sudden accents of dark mocha.

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