Writing about the mate to this piece in his seminal work, 'Sumak Bags of Northwest Persia & Transcaucasia,' John Wertime observes, "The idea of infinite repeat that informs much of Islamic art is beautifully exemplified by the field design of this saddlebag half. Luminescent hooked rectangular forms, with interior devices... can easily be imagined as endlessly soaring through space. The juxtaposition of lighter and darker colors on the dark blue ground also lends a sense of depth to the composition." In keeping with the finest pieces of the Moghan-Savalan region, the weave is exacting and yields a sculptural sense to each section of woven color. The mate to this bag is published in John Wertime's 'Sumak Bags of Northwest Persia and Transcaucasia' (London: HALI Publications,1998), plate 63.
Shahsevan sumak bagMid 19th C.
- Being sold on behalf of Mr. and Mrs. Wendel Swan.
- 2' 0"
- 1' 8"
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