Afshar Bag

This small chanteh may have been used as a purse to keep personal items such as a mirror, jewelry and money. The boteh is a favorite Afshar motif. The pile is in typical Afshar colors which are deeply saturated. Most Afshar bag backs are undecorated in red weft-faced weave, but here there are three additional thin bands of color.
Size: 12.5” x 9” (32 x 23 cm.)
Warp: Ivory wool
Weft: Reddish brown wool
Pile: Wool, symmetrical knots, 9h x 15v = 134kpsi
Back:  Weft-face plain weave