Sunday, January 1, 2012

Luri double chanteh with figures

This coarsely-woven chanteh in a 'gabbeh' style is unusual in as much as it is delberately humourous. Look closely at the shapes in the field and you'll see that they form two figures holding hands! On the other half, illustrated below, there are two animals, probably deer or gazelle. There are a few knots of 'hot' orange knots in the bags - always a favourite colour among the tribal women on South Persia, although much disliked by collectors these days. Purchased from a dealer in Turkey; 10" by 11" each bag.