Sumak animal trapping

Circa 1880
Southern Persia
160 cm x 7
5'3" x 2"

I know of only one comparable piece with this structure and design, although in a different format, which is an outstanding chanta with a field composed of six polychrome star octagons, framed by the motif we see here (published in ‘To Have and To Hold’ online exhibition ). Both are finely embroidered in the sumak technique, employing cotton for the ivory. Probably the work of the same weaver, and possibly originally part of her dowry.

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