Side panels are often treated as the neglected step-child of the sumak world, as their long and narrow format provides a somewhat awkward canvas for most weavers. This piece, however, is in the same league as many of the great square-shaped pieces. The particular row design it employs, composing a row of ornament derived from classical Holbein design, works better in this elongated format. Individual elements are drawn clearly and precisely and the use of glowing white cotton helps delineate the already well-articulated negative space. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Wendel Swan.
Shahsevan sumak mafrash panelMid 19th C.
- 3' 1"
- 1' 6"
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