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A Collection of Exquisite Small Persian Tribal Weavings
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42. 
Pile bag face
Afshar tribe
Southern Persia
Circa 1900
43 x 35 cm (17 x 14 in.)


Knot count: 8 H x 9 V = 72 kpsi.
Colours: brick red, dark blue, yellow, emerald green, medium brown, dark brown, ivory (7).
Condition: full velvety pile with original sides and ends. Top end is fraying at its center.
Notes: I love the totemic character of this stylized flowering plant, resembling a prehistoric bird about to take flight. Interestingly the design runs opposite to the direction of weaving.
Provenance: John Collins, Newburyport.

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