Sunday, January 1, 2012
Bakhtiari double-fronted purse
The English dealer from whom I bought this purse (which measures 6.5" by 8") told me that it was made by the Bakhtiari, so this is the attribution I accept, although it could have come from several other South Persian tribes. It is dense and inflexible, curiously thick for a weaving so tiny. I'm very fond of the way in which the weaver has taken such a simple design and, by changing colours and altering the borders, has created a personal object with two quite different moods.
Since I made this post, months ago, I have come across images of a chanteh that is very similar - in texture, size, and borders - to this one. The dealer attributes it to the district of Nasrabad, in NE Iran, a place that she describes as being well-known for its good colours. This shows, once again, how difficult it is to be accurate with attributions.
- Qashqai flatweave bag with tassels
- Qashqai flatweave purse
- Afshar 'nim-khorjin'
- Qashqai double chanteh with medallion
- Luri or Qashqai 'cross' chanteh
- Qashqai double gabbeh chanteh
- Afshar gabbeh purse
- Luri gabbeh
- Luri chanteh face with inscription
- Afshar fragment
- Qashqa'i flatweave chanteh
- Qashqa'i hunting bags
- Luri double chanteh with figures
- Bakhtiari double-fronted purse
- Small 'tile' bag with dramatic back
- Khamseh small bag with boteh
- Chanteh with stepped diamond motif
- Afshar flatweave purse
- Another Afshar chanteh
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