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Bahtiyari Open Camel Bag

Bahtiyari Open Camel Bag


Bahtiyari Tribe / Iran
Sumak/kilim /carpet technique
Age: 50 yrs
Size :224 x 112

Excellent condition-opened from the original bag to make a full size to use on the floor

The Bahtiyari are a tribal confederacy of nomadic peoples in the central eastern part of the Zagros Mountains in Iran.A Bahtiyari woman's status depended on her skill as a weaver with the important test on her wedding day, when weavings of highly decorated camel, donkey, salt and tent bags, made for her dowry, were displayed.This piece was made for her marriage and the motifs and designs represent her hopes and wishes.

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