This Kurdish bag face from northwest Persia utilizes a palette of soft but exceptional color and thick lustrous wool. It draws a central cruciform element reminiscent of patterns seen in flatwoven sumak technique bags and panels from the same region and further north into the Caucasus. In keeping with this drawing, stylized "S" forms flank the four sides of the central element as corners are demarcated to form an octagon. A central white border, punctuated by colorful rosettes, adds depth. Golden guard borders on either side, drawn with a second form of "S" motif, provide a particular sense of motion.
Kurd bagface19th C (2nd half)
- Being sold on behalf of Mr. and Mrs. Wendel Swan.
- 2' 3"
- 2' 2"
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