Afshar Bag Face

This spindle bag face is woven in soumak technique. Use of cotton highlights the vertical row of squares in the field, and gives additional interest to the border. There is an extensive use of green color in two shades. We’ve seen this design and structure used also in salt bags and a scissor bag.
Structural Data:
Size: 9.5” x 17” (24 x 43 cm.)
Warp: 2/3 ivory wool, 1/3 dark brown hair; 24 warps per inch
Weft: Plain soumak and countered soumak;
structural wefts: orange-red wool
pattern wefts: wool, cotton, and hair, 16 wefts per inch