This double saddlebag or "khorjin" was by Kurds in Northwest Iran during the first quarter of the 20th century.
The bag face is low and dense pile, with a flatwoven back in a multicolor striped pattern. The closure is composed of red and blue slit tapestry on the front. The bag-faces feature the traditional Kurdish diagonal design in a rainbow of colors, and two borders. The inner border has a laleh abbasi design while the outer border has a multicolored star design. The variety and depth of color are typical of Kurdish weavings.
In good condition, signs of wear are consistent with age.
Size: 1'8 x 3'11 [51cm x 119cm]
Age: Q1 20th Century (1900-1925)
Country of Origin: NW Iran
Type of Rug: Khorjin Saddlebag
Pile Height: short pile; flatweave
Condition: Good: fraying around bag enclosure. Rust stain visible around the border
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