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Shahsavan mafrash panel, Khamseh region, northwest Persia, 22" x 18" (55 x 45 cm). In this example one sees the artistry of a skilled and experienced weaver; one with seemingly a clear  ...
Shahsavan mafrash panel, Khamseh region, northwest Persia, 22" x 18" (55 x 45 cm). In this example one sees the artistry of a skilled and experienced weaver; one with seemingly a clear  ...
Shahsavan mafrash panel, Khamseh region, northwest Persia, 22" x 18" (55 x 45 cm). In this example one sees the artistry of a skilled and experienced weaver; one with seemingly a clear  ...
Shahsavan mafrash panel, Khamseh region, northwest Persia, 22" x 18" (55 x 45 cm). In this example one sees the artistry of a skilled and experienced weaver; one with seemingly a clear  ...
Shahsavan mafrash panel, Khamseh region, northwest Persia, 22" x 18" (55 x 45 cm). In this example one sees the artistry of a skilled and experienced weaver; one with seemingly a clear  ...
Shahsavan mafrash panel, Khamseh region, northwest Persia, 22" x 18" (55 x 45 cm). In this example one sees the artistry of a skilled and experienced weaver; one with seemingly a clear understanding of this ancient composition. The work is visually and interpretively complex. Quite possibly its symbolism will be misunderstood by the modern viewer. The story is told in part by careful observation of the three horizontal panels. The top and bottom panels contain what appears to be an authority figure, symbolized perhaps by an 'eagle'. Visually, this 'eagle' is distinguishable from other comparable 'bird' figures. It is a mid-green color and positioned within the safety of a hexagonal enclosure. Protective talismans are also seen within the hexagons. At this juncture it is reasonable to assume that the motifs on the indigo ground are also protective figures. The extended 'arms' of these 'protectors' are pointing outward unlike those of the 'authority' figure which point inward. The condition is excellent with one small repair in the upper, left corner. All natural dyes and, as always, this weaving has been professionally washed and is clean.