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Flatweaves

Title:
Shahsavan Bag Face
Qarabagh Province
Central Transcaucasia
Size:

21" x 27" (+/-)
53 x 68.6 cm (+/-)

Circa:
1850
Cat. #:
400
Description:

The design elements are clearly Shahsavan; the central Transcaucasia attribution is somewhat tentative.

The field is divided into three horizontal panels.

The top and bottom panels feature what are commonly known as 'opposed flower-and-bud' motifs.

I prefer to call this a reflective 'floral stem with bud' motif.

The weaver appears to have had an affinity for the 'S' or simplified 'dragon' forms.

In several different renderings they are used liberally to accent the field panels.

A multi-level humanoid figure dominates the central panel.

The presence of the meandering winged elements on either side of this figure is unusual and lends to it a certain stately quality.

The colors have good range and are from natural dye sources. The mellow beige tonality appears to be a signature characteristic of this design type.

Condition:

Very good. There is slight loss at the bottom. The side wraps are not original. There is damage to corner in the closure area (as shown). No repairs.

Structure:

Sumak, plain (uncountered). The predominant wrapping span is 2/1. There is diagonal wrapped and single span outlining on the face.

Price:

$2,500.00 (currency converter)

Literature:

Wertime, John, Sumak Bags, plate 128 at page 202
(This appears to be an example from the same design group)

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