Antique South Persian Nomadic Bag

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Eileen and Anthony Sargeant have this piled nomadic bag (now presented as a cushion) in their collection. Such bags were used by the nomadic tribes in the South-West of what was then Persia on their migrations between winter and summer pastures. It probably dates from the early part of the 20th century. The face of the bag is lustrous piled wool with a blue and white striped flat weave back. The original band of kelim fastening of the bag is tucked inside. The bag has a typical hooked medallion design within which are four charming animal figures on a madder ground. The bag was bought at auction in The Netherlands about 25 years ago.

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