Reverse sumak chanta
18 x 18 cm (7 x 7 in.)
|| 14 wrapping wefts/inch.
|| coral pink, rust, light blue, dark blue, light yellow, brown-black, ivory (7).
|| complete with back.
|| It was possibly part of a qashoqdan (spoon bag), which typically consists of one large chanta flanked by two smaller ones, joined together on a woven band and embellished by netting, such as the piece illustrated in Parviz Tanavoli, ‘Shahsavan - Iranian Rugs and Textiles’, Fribourg 1985, plate 265. It would most probably benefit from cleaning.
|| Teheran market (circa 1970), Edi Egli Collection, St. Gallen.