Kilim and sumak chanta

Circa 1870
Hashtrud area, Northwest Persia
28 cm x 24
11" x 9"

A miniature bag displaying a sequence of large ’S’ motifs enclosing a stepped polygon. It shows the three main flat-weave techniques employed by the Shahsavan: the weft-face plain weave for the background as well as the striped back, the weft float brocade technique for embellishing the various symbolic motifs and the weft wrapping technique in order to decorate the upper portion in proximity to the closure panel.

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