Afshar sumak bagface

Additional information

Width

2'6"

Origin

Length

1'8"

Style

Product Categories

Saddlebags & Trappings

Design Format

Pattern

Background Color

Palette

Provenance

Being sold on behalf of Mr. and Mrs. John Corwin.

Period

Dimensions

2'6" x 1'8"

$600.00

Available

This Afshar bag face uses an iconic central diamond with latch-hook design which was popular among several nomadic groups across south Persia. While most bags with this design are woven with knotted pile, this piece uses the flatwoven sumak technique. The drawing in the field is geometric, as might be expected; however, the white ground border draws a soft floral rendition of linked blossoms and palmettes. In true Afshar spirit, the colors of this bag face are saturated and radiant. While most of the piece’s colors are derived from vegetal sources, the deep red is most likely imported Indian lac or cochineal.