Tacheh half

Circa 1920
West Persia
112 cm x 90
3'8" x 2'11"

A lovely tacheh half, characterised by the use of cotton for the ivory background of the flat-woven left section, emphasising the flame-like character of the motifs in wool, a memory of the distant Zoroastrian past of this proto-Iranic tribe. Interestingly these flame motifs are always positioned on the panel resting against the body of the donkey or horse, so that the contact with it becomes propitiatory for good energy and protection.

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