Extra-weft knotted wrapping bedding bag side panel

Circa 1830
Hashtrud area, Northwest Persia
60 x 43 cm
1'11" x 1'4"

A delightful early Shahsavan sumak weaving, distinguished by the extra-weft knotted wrapping technique, resulting in a full warp depression imparting a sturdy texture. The pattern consists of parallel and offset rows of polychrome octagonal devices containing a hooked hexagon, separated from each other by a small square motif, the latter being also enclosed within the hooked hexagon. The rich and varied palette, as well as the generous spacing of the hooked elements gracing the ivory border, allows us to place this woven jewel in the earlier part of the nineteenth century.

Alan Marcuson, London; Private Collection, U.S.A.

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