Sumak saddlebag face

05193
Period
Circa 1800
Origin
Khamseh region, Northwest Persia
Status
Available
Size
55 cm x 50
1'9" x 1'7"

One of the earliest and most archaic examples in our collection, showing a large central octagon containing a pair of emerald green affronting birds similar to eagles in flight. The ivories both for the background as well as for the border are randomly woven both in wool as well as cotton, a peculiar feature that I personally never encountered before. An early and mysterious bag that seems to predate most of the examples of this particular type.

Hans-Jürgen Krausse, Munich
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