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Jaf Kurd Bagface

Jaf Kurd Bagface

Dating to the last quarter of the 19t century, this wonderful Kurdish weaving was made with fine soft handspun wool and natural dyes. It is an excellent example of Persian tribal weaving skills. Originally made to be used as a bagface, it may now be used as either a small rug or as a decorative item on a surface. Note the very clever use of the yellow dye, and how it brings the whole piece to life. This design of repeating diamonds is associated with a specific sub-tribe of the Kurds of West Persia, namely the Jaf. Their products were always of the highest quality. This piece has survived the generations in very good condition. It has recently been professionally cleaned and has a silky smooth texture, a pleasure to handle.

Cat No: RM44
Dimensions: 100cm x 77cm
Date: Circa 1880
Price: £POR