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Pair of Antique Khamseh, Basiri Tribe Bags with attached back, D0340, 25.5″ x 43″ with attached back


Antique Khamseh Federation Bags, D0340

Note: Featured in James Opie’s book, Tribal Rugs of Southwest Persia, p.109

Dim: 25.65″ x 43″, with kilim back attached.

Age:  ca.1900

Materials: All wool, with all natural dyes and hand-spun wool.

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A pair of antique (ca. 1900) Khamseh Federation (Basiri tribe) bags, still with kilim still attached.  It is quite rare to find these bags in pairs with the kilim attached.

They were wovenby the Basiri tribe of the Khamseh Federation for their own use as nomads and not for sale. Originally the bags were joined and strung across the donkey’s back during nomadic travels.

These antique Khamseh Federation bags  (called khorjin) were made with all natural dyes and hand-spun, hand-dyed wool.

Please see p.109 in James Opie’s book, Rugs of Southwest Persia, for the same piece.

This pair has been hand washed and sparkle with their richly dyed colors and tribal design.

Additional information

Dimensions 26 × 43 in