Sumak chanta with quadrupeds

Circa 1860
Moghan-Savalan plain, Northwest Persia
31 cm x 25
1'0" x 9"

This chanta draws rows of polychrome animals embroidered on a warp-faced plain weave dark brown background. The composition is simple, yet reminiscent of some of the most evocative woven folk art from the Shahsavan. The drawing and colour choices match almost perfectly those on a saddlebag that was formerly in the Rudnick collection (see Wertime 1998, plate 95), most probably the work of the same weaver.

Private Collection, U.S.A.

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