Although differing slightly in details,these piled faces form a set,without backs or connecting bridge,of tribal saddlebags.The ivory 8-point square medallion with internal arrows radiating from a central volute knot is definitive for the Basiri subtribe of the Khamseh Confederation. The surrounding groups each of 4 sawtooth leaves are also Basiri feature.The grounds are dark blue with a greenish tinge. The undulating ( ivory ) borders appear all over Persia and further into the Caucasus and among the Turkmen tribes.The fine quality pile wool is clipped from the flocks of the weaver's family.As a result there is a pleasing tactile quality to the surface.The colourful Soumac wrapped closure strips at the top of each are intact and add a true rustic touch to the whole.The pile is in excellent condition,but there is some loss to the bottom border of both pieces.
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Antique Khamseh Basiri Saddlebag Faces , Fars province , SW Persia , Early 20th Century , 2.5 x 2 And 2.2 x 2