Afshar Bag

This narrow bag perhaps stored drop spindles. Woven in one rectangular piece in soumak weave; it was then folded in half, stitched down one side and across the bottom to form a strong bag. It probably had a strap to hang it inside the tent. This utilitarian bag has a very tribal quality due to its simple construction, design, and tassels.

Publication: ORR XII No. 4 pg. 49; HALI 150, pg. 94

Structural Data:
Size: 8” x 11.5” (20 x 29 cm.)
Warp: Ivory wool
Weft: Countered and plain Soumak;
Structural wefts: orange wool; patterned wefts: wool, 16 per inch