This Shahsevan khorjin double bag set consists of two exceptionally graphic pile bag faces. Each draws a colorful geometric field of diamonds within a white lattice that is thicker than most of this type. Central cruciform elements, composed of small boxes, add an additional dimension from that established by the larger horizontally oriented grid. Within the white border, the diamond theme of the field is once again reinforced. This design may ultimately be traced to Shahsevan bags woven in the sumak technique. Here, knotted pile adds a soft tactile quality. As is often the case, while presenting the same design and theme, the execution of drawing of the two bag faces in this khorjin are quite different, one being quite classic in rendering while the other seems much more experimental, playful, and abstract.
Shahsevan khorjin19th C (4th Q)
- Obvious wear, mends and losses
- 1' 8"
- 4' 1"
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