Sumak saddlebag half

Circa 1870
Khamseh region, Northwest Persia
64 cm x 58
2'1" x 1'10"

A specific sub group of Shahsavan bags is decorated by Persianate motifs, mostly flowering plants as they appear on the pile runners from the area. Here the apricot ground is densely filled with parallel and offset rows of directional, stylised floral blossom elements. Similar designs appear on the bags from the nearby Garrus region, illustrating the large degree of interchange of motifs between the Shahsavan and the Kurdish people.

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