Afshar bagface

Additional information

Weight 0.00 lbs
Width

2'10"

Origin

Length

1'9"

Style

Product Categories

Saddlebags & Trappings

Design Format

Pattern

Background Color

Palette

Provenance

Being sold on behalf of Mr. and Mrs. John Corwin Published: Parviz Tanavoli, 'Afshar: Tribal Weavers from Southeast Iran' (Tehran: MATN, 2010), pg. 148, pl. 73.

Period

Dimensions

2'10" x 1'9"

$1,800.00

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Rug ID: 17446 Category:

Afshar weavers rapidly adapted the boteh, or paisley, from luxurious Persian textiles in the 19th century. While other weaving groups also transposed the boteh into knotted pile, the Afshar used it as a design element more frequently and with more diversity than any other tribal group. This elegant Afshar bag face uses a variety of boteh that resemble plump scorpions with jagged edges, drawn diagonally in colorful rows across the field. A classic Afshar diagonally striped border gives a counterweight to the orientation of the field.