Bahtiyari Open Camel Bag Kilim
Tribal Bahtiyari Open Camel Bag /Iran
- Size: 2.46 x.1.10m ( 8ft x 3.6ft )
- Age Vintage :60 +yrs
- Sumak weave and kilim weave technique
- Condition :Excellent
This is a beautiful vintage Camel Bag that has been opened out and used as a floor runner. Most Bahtiyari nomads settled in the 1980's and therefore the need for them to weave transport bags, camel bags and donkey bags was no longer required ,therefore bags like this are increasingly rare to find.
The Bahtiyari are a tribal confederacy of nomadic peoples in the central eastern part of the Zagros Mountains in Iran. Bahtiyari tribes undertake the most arduous seasonal migration of any tribe, and are well known for the quality and diversity of their carpets.Only recently has their rich tradition of pileless kilim weaving become known in the west. A Bahtiyari woman's status and respect depended to some extent on her skill as a weaver. The important test of her accomplishments came on her wedding day, when weavings of highly decorated camel, donkey, salt and tent bags, soffrai and kilims made for her dowry, were displayed.
Please note :All our store items are handmade.Our vintage pieces are all preloved and due to the age and/or handmade nature of these items, minor signs of patination,fading, wear, or slightly unsymmetrical lines may be present.These are not considered flaws,they are part of their unique nature and why we love using them in our homes as they add both character and charm