Vintage Tribal Boho Runner - Bahtiyari Kilim
Bahtiyari Tribe / Iran
Size:2.35 x 64 (7.7ft x 2ft )
Sumak weave and kilim weave technique
Age Vintage :50 +yrs
This is a beautiful vintage Donkey Bag that has been opened out and used as a floor runner
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.