A Collection of Exquisite Small Persian Tribal Weavings

Pile chanta
Qashqai Confederacy
Southern Persia
Circa 1880
27 x 30 cm (10.5 x 12 in.)

Knot count: 10 H x 17 V = 170 kpsi.
Colours: red, orange, light blue, dark blue, emerald green, dark brown, ivory (7).
Condition: excellent, complete in every respect.
Notes: the weaver decided to give a full rendition of the flowering plant and thus decided to depict it sideways with respect to the opening of the bag. The back shows the use of an unusual flatweave technique.
Provenance: Teheran trade (circa 1970), Edi Egli Collection, St. Gallen.



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