Qashqa’i Bag

This is an example of a complete khorjin or saddlebag. The woven structure is called warp-faced alternating float weave with two-color patterning. This weave is mainly used by the Qashqa’i, probably by the Darrehshuri tribe. Most are dark blue and white with red and green in the border.

Publication: HALI 150, p. 93; NERS online exhibit To Have and To Hold, 2004, plate 25

Structural Data:
Size: 13” x 28” (33 x 71 cm.)
Warp: Warp-faced alternating float weave; 24 per inch, vari-colored wool and white cotton
Weft: Light to dark brown hair
Back: Warp-faced alternating float weave