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rugs with character
Shah savan, NW Iran
1.1 m by 1.4 m
Old Mafrash panel. Opened out to form a small mat or "poshti". These were originally designed to hold household effects and bedding. Which would be stacked around the temporary shelter at the summer pastures.
Made as part of a dowery and for use , rather than commercial sale. These mafrash are a real link to the Shah savan nomadic tradition and are no longer made.
All natural dyes. The designs show a strong Turkish influence.