A Collection of Exquisite Small Persian Tribal Weavings

Pile double saddle bag
Qashqai Confederacy
Qashquli tribe
Southern Persia
Circa 1880
58 x 27 cm (23 x 11 in.)

Knot count: 20 H x 14 V = 280 kpsi.
Colours: orange red, dark purple, lilac (fugitive), light blue, medium blue, dark blue, pistachio green, dark green, black, ivory (10).
Condition: minor scattered repiling in the ivory background. Small rewoven areas, a little more extensively in the eye-dazzler kilim back.
Notes: Qashquli weavings often exhibit a very fine workmanship and a close attention to details, together with a rich palette which, like in this case, may contain some synthetic dyes.
Provenance: Teheran trade (circa 1970), Edi Egli Collection, St. Gallen.

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