Afshar sumak bag


1'7" x 1'3"




Being sold on behalf of The Thomas D. Cook family

Rug ID 17779 Category


Availability: In stock

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This exceptional Afshar sumak bag draws colorful diagonal rows of eight-pointed stars within octagons set against a rose madder ground. With crisp drawing and superb contrast of color, the effect is reminiscent of cloisonné work. The border draws a series of hexagons that are punctuated by a ‘S’ motif. This border type, having most likely originated in sumak technique, can also be seen in small pile weavings from several east Persian tribal groups.

Condition Report

Areas of loss to supplementary selvedge.

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