Vintage Bahtiyari Open Camel Bag - Iran

Vintage Bahtiyari Open Camel Bag - Iran


Bahtiyari Tribe  / Iran

Size:2.16 x .95m  (7ft x 3.1 ft )

Sumak weave and kilim weave technique
Age Vintage :60 +yrs

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.

The modern boho compostion at living roo

 What People


''My kilims arrived yesterday ...and to say I love them would be an understatement !! I absolutely adore them both and am so thrilled.They are so much more stunning in the flesh and they look perfect in situ.

 I just think it’s incredible that I’m bringing kilim beauties home to Australia from your online shop

in Goreme that I visited 3 years ago!!

I love it!! Thank you.Thank you.For it all Ruth.Amazing!

              I look forward to the next round. ''  


- Pen Thomson, Australia 




  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Twitter Icon
  • Black Google+ Icon
  • Black Pinterest Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon