2’ 2” x 2’ 4” 19th Century Persian Shahsavan Tribal Bag Face with Soumak Woven Designs. The Shahsavan bag face was woven by the tribes in the Azarbaijan district of NW Persia in the late 1800s. It could have been either the face of a saddlebag or the side panels for a mafrash (large bag). It has kilim weaving and the soumak woven designs add to the decoration of the bag. The bag face and mafrash items started their lives as utilitarian items for the use by the village and tribal weavers and more than a century later they bring beauty and design as decorative items in our homes.
- Dimensions: 2’ 2” x 2’ 4”
- Date of Manufacture: 4th Quarter of the 1800s
- Place of Origin: NW Persia
- Material: Wool pile on a wool foundation with organic dyes
- Condition: Wear consistent with age and use