Vintage Sumak Kıilim
Vintage Tribal Sumak Kıilim - Shahseven Tribe / Iran
Size: 1.48 x .46cm ( 4.10 ft x 1.6ft)
Age: Vintage 50-60 yrs
Pure handspun wool with cotton warp
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This beautiful weaving is a repurposed Tribal donkey bag originally made by a young woman for her marriage dowry .Once settled and no longer livcing in tents they would open them to use as runners.
The Shahsavan are the most famous confederation of tribal groups in north-west Iran with the majorityof Turkic origin and the rest being Kurdish, Tadjics or Georgians.
They are some of the most expert weavers of Sumak technique (weft wrapped brocaded kilims) producıng a fasanating range of fine decorative sumaks as well as textiles needed in their daily nomadic life. These include storage sacks, kilims (both decorative and functional ), bedding bags, camel and donkey bags, babies cradles, and most famously their ceremonial horse blankets.
Persian, Caucasian and Shaman influences are evident in the design of Shahsavan weavings with , stylized birds, flowers, animal and human figures.Colours vary from old weavings where rich reds and orange prodominate, to more modern weaving which use a softer more pastel palette.
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