Chuval from Anatolia

Size:

96  x 130 cm

Region:

Turkey

Material:

Wool

Description:

19th/20th century

Anatolian “grain sack” or rug. A Classic tribal transport bag or “chuval” rug from  south-eastern Turkey, opened up to be used as a floor rug, table cover or a wall hanging. The decorated middle section was originally the front of the bag, while the plain-woven bands comprised the back. Made strictly for domestic use, the best examples of age-old tribal weaving traditions, with particular motifs signifying actual tribal lineage.

 

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