Soumak Rifle Sleeve - 6

Soumak Rifle Sleeve - 6" x 3'11

Regular price $650.00 Sale

This rifle sleeve was handwoven in Northwest Iran during the third quarter of the 20th century. 

It was woven in soumak construction and features a variety of symbols and animals including fish, birds, deer and paisleys. Prominently featured is a lion holding a saber, the classic national symbol of Iran. Following the Islamic revolution in Iran this symbol was replaced on the national flag. This is sometimes called a tofang dan and was purposely woven to hold a rifle. 

In excellent condition, signs of wear consistent with age. 

 

Size: 6" x 3'11" [15cm x 119cm]

Age: Q3 20th century 

Country of Origin: Iran

Type of Textile: Soumak Rifle Sleeve

Material: 100% Wool

Pile Height: Low

Condition: Excellent

 

BK2125

 

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