Afshar sumak bag

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Excellent original condition


Being sold on behalf of The Thomas D. Cook family



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This exceptional Afshar sumak bag draws colorful diagonal rows of eight-pointed stars within octagons set against a rose madder ground. With crisp drawing and superb contrast of color, the effect is reminiscent of cloisonné work. The border draws a series of hexagons that are punctuated by a ‘S’ motif. This border type, having most likely originated in sumak technique, can also be seen in small pile weavings from several east Persian tribal groups.