Luri/Bakhtiyari Bag Face

Design of this soumak chanteh face with piled skirt is quite complex. The pattern has multiple visual fields – the diamonds appear to float above both the horizontal lines and the blue background. Even the guard stripe can not contain the outside vertical diamonds!
Structural Data:
Size: 12” x 14.5” (30 x 37 cm.)
Warp: Ivory wool; 13 warps per inch
Weft: Soumak;
Structural wefts: red wool;
Patterned wefts: wool, 17 per inch
Skirt: half dark brown wool or hair, and half ivory wool; Pile: Wool, symmetrical knots, 6h x 6v = 36kpsi