Sunday, January 22, 2012

Qashqai double gabbeh chanteh

I bought this chanteh after a German auction of a very distinguished collection of South Persian bags and rugs: it didn't attract any bids and in the end turned out to be one of the cheapest items at the sale. Not surprising, really, as it breaks all the rules: vivid dyes, coarse construction, some tribal mending, and so forth. But I really like it: the strange pile tufts around the periphery of the central flatweave field, the crazy sense of order, the bravado... Each bag measures 9.5" by 10".