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Persian Jamshidi (?) Grain Bag 1st half 20th c

 
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Very Fine Persian Flatweave Bag

This bag is finer than similar bags I see from Afghanistan. Trying to narrow down a proper attribution I automatically suspect Chahar Aymaq from Afghanistan. The pattern is similar to what I see in Afghan weaving and the selvage clearly looks Chahar Aymaq. However the bag is too fine, the warps are cotton, and the wool fibers do not look like the wool that the Chahar Aymaq use in Afghanistan it is more like the wool I see from Khorasan. Considering the possible Khorasani weaving groups I discard the Baluch, The Kurd, the Brahuhi and of course the Persian village weavers. This leaves the Timuri and the Jamshidi. I have looked at quite a few rugs that I attribute to the Timuri and this just does not have that look. So I must consider the Jamshidi the most likely candidate.

In 1856 the Timuri and the Jamshidi sided with the Persians against the Afghans. When the British intervened on the side of the Afghans the Persians withdrew back into Khorasan. When the Persian Army withdrew many of the Timuri and Jamshidi elected to leave with them. Having been Chahar Aymaq until they left it seems reasonable to suggest that they would weave like their cousins but finer on cotton warps with Khorasani wool.






Jamshidi (?) Grain Bag Khorasan Iran, 1st half 20th century. 3 1/2 by 2 1/2 foot .

Structure: Bands of complimentary weft weave with weft faced plain weaves.

Yarn Spin: Z.

Warp: 2 ply wool, brown.

Weft: 2 ply wool 2 shots. dark brown.

Ends: Folded over and stitched

Selvages: 2 cord 2 warp unit overcast in in black wool.

Additional Notes : Complete bag in good condition. Small areas of wear. Stable colors. Signs of native use, recently imported, and sold to me as Afghan Baluch.

Very Unusual Large Persian Grain Bag


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J. Barry O'Connell Jr.

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