Antique Tribal Trappings
Most of what will be on view here are examples of tribal art at their best. Dowry related objects that were never meant to be sold that somehow find their way in to Western markets and collections.
Antique Yomut Asmylk
JF0229 Yomut Asmylk. This particular example has been in the same loving collection for the past 25 years and was clearly well taken care of in it’s prior stewardship. Fine weave, all natural dyes and excellent/ original condition in a rare/ desirable format. Circa 1875 3-6″ x 2-9″/ $3,700.
Antique Persian Salt Bag
GD1223 Afshar Salt Bag. Purposefully made antique salt bag woven by the Afshar people of south eastern Persia. A fine example of the type with a nicely done back and braided decorations still intact. Circa 1910/ 1-7″ x 1-8″/ $375.
Antique Persian Bag Face
CC5009 Luri tribes bag face. While generally not as fine as their Qashqai & Khamseh neighbors, Luri weavings appear in the literature and the market place in far fewer numbers. This crisp example dates to the turn of the 20th century and is possibly as old as the late 19th. Natural colors including an un dyed camel hair. 1-11″ x 1-11″; Circa 1900 $2,700
Antique Baluch Balist
GR0822 Baluch balist or grain bag face. Really good condition with a classic, ‘Mina Khani’ variation done a camel hair ground. North eastern Persia; Circa 1900; 1-5″ x 2-7″/ $1,200
Antique Ersari Torba
Gv0126 Ersari Torba face. Thick juicy pile, glowing natural dyes and excellent/ original condition with a rare Ikat design/ desirable format and a striking ivory ground.
Circa 1880; 1-7″ x 4-9″/ $2,700.
Antique Ersari Torba
Gv0127 Ersari Torba face. From the same collection as the previous post. This piece has an exadgerated Salor gul, the pile is clipped low so the design can read more clearly and show off the fine weave. Circa 1900; 1-7″ x 4-7″/ $2,200.
Antique Caucasian Scissors or Spoon Bag
DX0928 Shasavan . Rare does not accurately describe this piece, only a handful are know from auction results. As with all trappings, this was woven as part of a woman’s dowry and surely would worn out based on use. So much work and intricate detail in such a small package. Treasured by collectors for obvious reasons but mostly the non commercial aspect of not being made to be sold. 3.5″ x 19″. Circa 1850. $3,500
Antique Kurdish Bag Face
CC4021: Delightful 120 year old Kurd bag face with a lively design of lattice containing small “Pinwheel” motifs on an indigo colored back ground. Good fine weave for the type 1-4″ x 1-5″/ Circa 1880/ $350