Pile saddlebag half

Circa 1900
Northwest Persia
61 x 51 cm
2'0" x 1'8"

Distinguished by a pattern I haven’t encountered anywhere else, this curious half of a saddlebag has the further peculiarity of having ivory cotton wefts with the exception of a very small area (of about 5 cm) where the wefts are in beige wool. Very finely knotted (255 kpsi) with silky wool shows a rich palette of ten colours. A mystery piece that is quite difficult to attribute to a specific tribe.

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