In the late 17th century, Kurdish villagers from Northwest Persia were forcibly moved to the less populated border region of the Northeast Province of Khorosan. Kurds have traditionally been prolific weavers and these Northeast Persian Kurdish weavings preserve Kurdish traditions from Northwest Persia while blending local Khorosani influences. This handsome flatwoven piece was woven as a 'sofreh' or serving cloth. These flatweaves serve the same function as a Western dinner table. A camel ground field is interspersed with colorful flourishes executed in the sumak technique. Pink tufts add a decorative flourish to the field. The panels drawing latch-hook diamonds at either end as well as the borders are also executed in the sumak technique.
Kurdish flatweavec. 1900
- Being sold on behalf of Dr. and Mrs. William T. Price
- 2' 2"
- 6' 5"
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