Sunday, January 1, 2012

Qashqa'i hunting bags

This is one of a pair of flatwoven bags, possibly from the Darrehshuri tribe, which each measures 8.5" by 9.5". The other bag, not visible in these images, is almost identical. According to the dealer in Spain from whom I acquired them, they were used as hunting bags - to carry cartridges. If so, this is a fairly uncommon instance of small chanteh definitely being used by men.