Sunday, January 22, 2012

Qashqai flatweave purse

A charming little purse with more green dyes and another white field. If the opening is kept at the top, as it is here, the boteh are upside-down, but the composition reads well nonetheless. The pattern on the reverse turns up on many South Persian flatweave bags and may be attributable to a particular tribe or sub-tribe, but if so I don't know which. Note the horizontal white 'line' on the back, a couple of inches from the top, which marks a shift or change of some kind. 8.5" by 9.5"; purchased from a collector/dealer in Istanbul.