Pile woven donkey trapping
126 x 10 cm (50 x 4 in.)
|| 19 H x 19 V = 361 kpsi.
|| brick red, maroon, orange, light blue, dark blue, emerald green, grass green, light brown, dark brown, ivory (10).
|| excellent, including closures, tassels and charms.
|| I couldn’t believe my eyes when I finally found one of those bands illustrated by Opie in ‘Tribal Rugs of Southern Persia’. I never imagined that a tribe would go to such an extent of weaving and chromatic quality in order to manufacture a trapping for the donkey’s rear. Perhaps I am underestimating the ranking of the donkey in tribal life.
|| Teheran trade (circa 1970), Edi Egli Collection, St. Gallen.