Sunday, January 22, 2012

Afshar 'nim-khorjin'

The Afshar must surely be the most inventive of all the South Persian tribes when it comes to the design of their bags; this is yet another interesting variation on a central medallion theme. I'm very fond of the asymmetrical composition on the white field (which you seem to find more often on Afshar bags than elsewhere), and of the uncommon green dyes. Fairly finely and densely woven, it measures 11.5" by 13.5" and was bought from a dealer in Holland.