This complete sumak khorjin saddle bag set was woven in the Moghan-Savalan region of the Caucasus, presumably by Shahsevan weavers. This extraordinary pair of bags represent an earlier phase of sumak weaving, and blends an all-over geometric pattern with a freer sense as it renders individual motifs. The color is sophisticated, with at least two tones of each primary and secondary color represented. The wool quality is exceptional with a high gloss that, when felt, could be confused with silk. 1. John Wertime, 'Sumak Bags of Northwest Persia and Transcaucasia' (London: HALI Publications, 1998), pl. 89. 2. Denis Dodds and Murray L. Eiland Jr. ' Oriental Rugs from Atlantic Collections: Eighth International Conference on Oriental Carpets' (Philadelphia: ICOC 1996), pl. 99a. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Wendel Swan.
Shahsevan sumak khorjin19th C (1st half)
- 1' 10"
- 4' 6"
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