2.3 x 2 Antique South Persian Saddle Bag Pillow, Probably QashQa’i Tribe, Circa 1900

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Size:

2.3 x 2

Type:

Antique South Persian Saddle Bag Pillow, Probably QashQa’ Tribe

Age:

Circa 1900

Description:

This charming antique south Persian saddle bag was probably woven by a member of the QashQa’i tribe. It features stylized animals and various abstract geometric forms on a navy blue ground. It retains the original, and beautiful, flat woven “kilim” technique back and is currently stuffed as a pillow. It could easily be converted back to a simple bag for display on a wall or table.

Private collection, Massachusetts

 

 

 

Antique QashQa'i saddle bag, south Persia, circa 1900

2.3 x 2 Antique south Persian saddle bag, probably QashQa’i tribe, with original kilim back, circa 1900

QashQa'i saddle bag kilim back

Flat woven “kilim” technique back of an antique south Persian saddle bag, probably woven by the QashQa’i tribe, circa 1900

 

 

 

 

 

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