398. A scintillating antique Qashqa'i storage bag

Antique Tribal Qashqa'i Persian storage bag

398. Provenance: Qashqa'i Confederacy of Tribes, Fars Province, Southern Persia

Size: 168 x 77 cm (86 x 77 piled).

Age: Circa 1880

Condition. Wear to the field. Loss at corners and sides. However, unusually for a trapping of this age, it still has its original plain weave back, as well as the elaborate kilim ends to both the piled section and the plainweave.

Notes: Such storage bags would have been used to store clothes or implements, and would have been hung from the sides of the yurt or tribal tent. This one has only natural dyes, and is packed with pure tribal motifs. Beautiful.

 

Price: 

£295
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