Complete khorjin saddle bag sets of this age are rare. This excellent Shahsevan set draws a simple but exceptionally graphic design across both bag faces: a geometric field of diamonds within a lattice. Central cruciform elements, composed of small boxes, add an additional dimension to the larger horizontally oriented grid. Within the white border, the diamond theme of the field is again reinforced. This design may ultimately be traced to Shahsevan bags woven in the sumak technique. However, here the knotted pile adds a soft tactile quality. John Collins, 'Persian Piled Weaving: A Collection of Non-Urban Piled Bags' pages 90- 91, Plate 45.(Newburyport MA: Walrus Press, 2008). Ex collection Leslie Orgel. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Baganz.
Shahsevan Khorjin19th C (3rd Q)
- 1' 8"
- 4' 4"
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