Woven with exceptionally soft, lustrous, and malleable wool, this Shahsevan pile khorjin saddle bag set draws a field design in pile, rather than the more usual zilli flat weave technique that is often employed in the region. Repeat hexagonal diamonds are centered with stepped 'ashik' motifs punctuated by characteristic pin type extensions. In keeping with this theme, a series of red geometric devices, outlined in indigo, are traced throughout the white ground borders. While clearly modeled on the flat woven design, the weaver has taken advantage of the extra freedom afforded to her by pile weaving to render a somewhat less formal rendition. Denis Dodds and Murray L. Eiland Jr. (eds), 'Oriental Rugs from Atlantic Collections: Eighth International Conference on Oriental Carpets' (Philadelphia: ICOC 1996), pl 107. Ex collection Ronnie Newman. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Wendel Swan.
Shahsevan khorjin19th C (2nd half)
- 1' 7"
- 3' 5"
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