Shahsevan Karabagh Sumak Bag

Examples:

Qarabagh Shahsavan Soumakh Bag C. 1900

Qarabagh Shahsavan Soumakh Bag C. 1900

Origin: Northwest Persia. Size: ca. 31 x 41 cm.



Shahsevan Sumak Bag

Shahsevan Sumak Bag

Size: 0.6 x 0.4 cm / 00

Region: West Asia - Persia - Northwest Persia - Shahsavan

Period / Date: 19th century, mid (1834 - 1866)

Materials: Wool & cotton

Structure / Technique: soumak

Comments On Condition: Some rubbing in corrosive areas exposing a few warps.





Pair of Shahsavan Sumakh Panels

Pair of Shahsavan Sumakh Panels

Size: 50 x 40 cm / 1'8" x 1'4"

Region: West Asia - Persia - Northwest Persia - Shahsavan

Item Type: Rugs and Carpets - Bags and Trappings - Mafrash panel

Period / Date: 19th century, second half (1850 - 1899)

Materials: all wool

Structure / Technique: sumakh weave

Comments On Condition: two lined panels, with some holes

Full Description: Very nice colors and designs of animals. These two panels come probably from one of the rarest types of Shahsavan mafrashes.





Shahsavan Pile Mafrash

Shahsavan Pile Mafrash

The complete panel size: 103 x 38 cm / 3'5" x 1'3"

Region: West Asia - Persia - Northwest Persia - Shahsavan

Item Type: Rugs and Carpets - Bags and Trappings - Mafrash panel

Period / Date: 20th century - early (1900 - 1933)

Other Colors : blue ground

Materials: wool

Structure / Technique: symmetrical knots with red woolen wefts

Comments On Condition: very good. Shahsavan pile rugs are extremely rare.





Northwest Persia or Transcaucasia Antique Bag Face

Northwest Persia or Transcaucasia Antique Bag Face

Size: 1 foot 6 inch by 1 foot 6 inch.

Structure: Sumac weave

Colors: Old ivory, dusty rose, yachting blue, moss green, old gold, royal blue, charcoal.

Yarn Spin: Z.

Warp: 3 ply tan, brown wool.

Weft: Ground color.

Pile: 2 wool singles.

Ends: Stabilized with 1 inch warp fringe.

Selvages: 2 cord interlaced charcoal wool.

Handle: Light, pliable, durable.

Further Notes: Very good condition, minor wear to surface and wear to ends and selvage.





Karabagh Mafrash Complete Bedding Bag Weft Float Brocade

Karabagh Mafrash Complete Bedding Bag Weft-Float Brocade

The color is superb, the structure is less common (weft-float brocade), it dates to the second half 19th century, and it is an intact mafrash. All these things make it very special.

Size: 104cm x 53cm x 51cm / 3'5" x 1'9" x 1'8"

Region: West Asia - Caucasus - Central Caucasus - Karabagh

Item Type: Rugs and Carpets - Bags and Trappings - Mafrash

Period / Date: 19th century, second half (1850 - 1899)

Materials: wool, cotton

Structure / Technique: weft-float brocading

Comments On Condition: very complete, very good





Karabagh Sumak Side Panel 

Karabagh Sumak Side Panel

Size: 123cm x 60cm / 4'0 x 2'0

Region: West Asia - Caucasus - Central Caucasus - Karabagh

Item Type: Rugs and Carpets - Bags and Trappings - Bagface

Period / Date: 19th century, third quarter (1850 - 1874)

Materials: wool, cotton

Structure / Technique: extra-weft wrapping (sumak)

Comments On Condition: very good, repair in lower righthand corner

Full Description: A beautifully woven sumak panel with complex, bold medallions set off by the brilliant white of undyed cotton.





19th C. Caucasian Qarabagh/Kazak complete bedding bag (mafrash)

19th C. Caucasian Qarabagh/Kazak complete bedding bag (mafrash)

Size: 97cm x 38.1cm x 38cm / 3'2" x 1'3" x 1'3"

Region: West Asia - Caucasus - Central Caucasus - Kazak

Item Type: Rugs and Carpets - Bags and Trappings

Period / Date: 19th century (1800 - 1899)

Materials: Wool

Structure / Technique: 3/3 weft-float brocading on a balanced plain-weave ground. Four-sided bag with open top made by sewing two end panels to a long strip folded to create a side panel, a bottom, and a second side panel.

Comments On Condition: Complete and good overall; please note repairs in various places.

Full Description: Bedding bags were used by nomadic pastoralists to store and transport their mattresses, sheets, pillows, and blankets. They were made in pairs, one for each side of a camel. In the nomad's tent or in the permanent dwelling of settled nomads, they were opened at night and emptied of their contents. In the morning everything went back into them, and they went back on a pile of bags at the back of the tent or room, where they made good back rests. The beautiful designs and colors of the best, as in this example, were exciting works of art for all to behold. This rare old bedding bag has a wonderful interplay of positive and negative motifs creating a dynamic design that almost appears to move. Nowadays, these three-dimensional bags are often used in Western homes to cover a bench or table.



Boralevi Shahsavan Pile Mafrash



Shahsavan Mafrash Side Panel

Size: 103 cm x 38 cm

Region: West Asia, Persia, Northwest Persia, Shahsavan

Item Type: Rugs and Carpets - Bags and Trappings - Mafrash panel

Period: Early 20th century (1900 - 1933)

Other Colours : blue ground

Materials: wool

Structure / Technique: symmetrical knots with red woolen wefts

Comments On Condition: very good

Description: Shahsavan pile rugs are extremely rare. This example shows typical Shahsavan design features.





Cruciform Medallion Shahsevan Rug



Country of Origin: Persia/Iran

Date of Origin: early 20th century

Description: Shahsavan runner

Size: Not available

Comments on Condition: Sides over bound. Cut and shut at the bottom end.

Description: The dry handle of the wool is exquisite. The soft colour palette and octagon bag motif in the field point to a shahsavan origin.



Shahsavan Sumakh Khorjin, 19th century



Size: 31 cm x 31 cm

Region: West Asia, Caucasus, South Caucasus, Shahsavan

Period: 19th century



Shahsavan or Kurdish Soumakh Bag C. 1900 

Shahsavan or Kurdish Soumakh Bag C. 1900

Northwest Persia, around 1900. The diamond lattice of cruciform medallions with the white field guard borders look like Qazvin kurd, and the bottom skirt does as well. ca. 57 x 68 cm.