Monday, October 29, 2012

Luri chanteh front

















This tiny bag, measuring 18 x 20 cms, also came to me from Lebanon. Its attribution to the Luri seems probable, given the coarse knotting and the flatweave panel at the bottom (actually the top, because it would have been made upside-down, judging by the direction of the symmetrical knots). It has a gabbeh-like charm, and may have been woven by a young girl, given its lack of technical skill. Note the 'wedges' inserted  about halfway up the bag, presumably added (by a mother?) to steady the shape.