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Title:

Shahsavan Mafrash Panel

Hashtrud-Mianeh Region

South-Central Azarbayjan

Size:

20” x 14” (+/-)
(7.8 cm x 5.5 cm)

Circa:

1880

Cat. #:

376

Description:

One should always look for ‘the exceptional element’.

 

That element may be rarity, or color or any other quality or combination of qualities that make a weaving beautiful, significant or otherwise outstanding.

 

Strong, deeply saturated, all-natural dyes and the clear, vibrant colors they yield are the critical foundation upon which the very best tribal weaving is constructed.

 

Here, the colors are both exceptional and wide ranging.

 

These include three reds, two blues, two yellows, one green, black and a brown.

 

Natural, white cotton is used to heighten the visual impact of the adjoining colors.

 

The design is very tribal, almost primitive, yet compositional balance is maintained.

 

The gols are a variant of what Tanavoli called the ‘opposed flower-and-bud’ design.

 

Condition:    After we acquired this piece excellent quality repairs were made to top and bottom border areas. ‘Before’ and ‘after’ photographs are available on request.

Structure:

Extra-weft wrapping patterning on a plain weave. The horizontal bands are sumak.

Handle:

Firm

Price:

On Request

 
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