1.10 x 2.3 Antique Caucasian Bag, Circa 1890

A distinctive pile bag with a beautiful, striped kilim back, this piece probably woven in the Caucasus though in what area is a bit more challenging to say. The cochineal (lavender-like shade) is typically seen in rugs woven in the Karabagh region in the south Caucasus. However, the blue exterior guard border has a design more along the lines of rugs woven further north in Shirvan. The vertically striped flat woven (kilim) back adds greatly to what is already a very appealing weaving, as does the checkerboard detailing in the stylized flowers in the front, pile section of the bag.

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Price:  Please, call Helen or Douglas at (781) 205-9817