Saddlebags & Trappings
Being sold on behalf of Mr. and Mrs. John Corwin Published: Parviz Tanavoli, 'Afshar: Tribal Weavers from Southeast Iran' (Tehran: MATN, 2010), pg. 145, pl. 70.
A particularly well-rendered form of the classic Afshar shield palmette is drawn in the field of this iconic bag face. The color palette is quintessentially Afshar, as the bag displays deep blue, green-blue and hues of terra cotta. The border, composed of colorful reciprocal ‘S’ motifs, is often seen in Khamseh and even Baluch weavings.