Afshar Bag Face

Fine weavings like this are often thought to be a part of a dowry, perhaps to demonstrate the weaving skills of the prospective bride. This piece has great wool, wonderful deeply saturated colors, a soft handle, and a beautifully rendered boteh design. The inner white ground border effectively frames and accentuates the different visual plane of the field.

Publication: HALI 144, p. 34; and HALI 151, p. 68

Structural Data:
Size: 32” x 18” (81 x 46 cm.)
Warp: Ivory wool
Weft: Red wool
Pile: Wool, symmetrical knots, 10h x 12v = 120kpsi