Qashqai saddlebag from Iran, 102×47 cms.
a superb soumak technique Afshar spindle bag, with a tree of life motive in the front and a diagonal striped motive at the back. As it is the case in many spindle bags,the fold is not at the bottom as in the case of the chantahs, but they are folded widthwise. In mint condition including the original tassels and strap. The range of natural dyes is very beautiful, much nicer than in the pictures.