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Antique Storage-bag 'rakhtekhab-pich', Luri Bakhtiari Nomads, The Chahar Mahal, Western Persia.


£1,500 | $1,902 USD | €1,707 EUR
Item Number: SA1026328
Date of manufacture: 1880
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Brian MacDonald Antique Rugs & Carpets
This antique has been viewed 46 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.


Large storage-bags called 'rakhtekhab-pich' by the Luri/Bakhtiari and 'mafrash' by the Turkic tribes, of this age and fine quality, are scarce these days. This complete bag is similar to a stunning pair of saddle-bags illustrated by James Opie in his 1992 edition of 'Tribal Rugs', page 111, showing the ivory cotton side panels and top flaps with the interlinking columns of double-headed sun-birds, symbolic guardians of the gates of Paradise.
Sometimes it's hard to visualise how these beautiful bags can be displayed in the home! To make the best out of them, they need to have either foam cut to the interior size of the bag thus showing the bag in its full glory or having a wooden frame built to house the interior of the bag. Only then, it can be seen as a fabulous piece of woven furniture in the house and making a wonderful talking-point.
Was 1850 now 1500.
Size: 140cm long x 66cm wide x 56cm deep (4' 7" long x 2' 2" wide x 1' 10" deep).
Viewing by appointment only.
Internal Ref: BM/RA


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1880.


Height = 140 cm (55.1")
Width = 66 cm (26.0")
Depth = 56 cm (22.0")

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Brian MacDonald Antique Rugs & Carpets
North Cotswolds
United Kingdom

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