Border fragment from a North West Persian mafrash (bedding bag)

Border fragment from a North West Persian mafrash (bedding bag)

SKU: T139
$170.00Price

 

Border fragment from a North West Persian mafrash (bedding bag)

 

Origin: North West Iran (Persia); Shahsavan tribes.

 

Age: The mafrash from which this fragment came was probably woven in the last quarter of the 19th century, so this piece is over 120 years old.

 

Materials and method: Hand spun sheep’s wool warps and wefts; sumak technique (extra weft wrapping); white areas are cotton; all colours from natural dye sources; mounted on black canvas and stretched over a piece of quality plywood (18mm).

 

Creator: Unknown female weaver.

 

Dimensions: 41 x 19 cm including mounting; 38 x 16 cm.

 

Stock no: T139

 

Other comments: The mafrash is a woven bag used to transport and storage the trappings required for nomadic life such as felts that were used on the floor of the tent site and carpets and kilims used to create warmth and decoration inside the tent. When migrating between summer and winter pastures, mafrash were strapped to camels.

 

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