Sofrehs take their name from the Farsi (Persian) word for cloth and are used for several functions connected with preparing and eating food. Eating cloths are normally referred to simply as sofrehs and vary enormously in size-from small, rectangular mats for personal use to extremelly long, narrow runners for communal eating. They are woven in several standard techniques, including alternating bands of kilim and pile rug, and produced by a number of nomadic and tribal weavers in Iran, Afghanistan, Central Asia and to a lesser degree, elsewhere.
This vintage Qashqai kilim is woven with undyed wool for the central part. The emptiness of the field is broken by what appears to be some Persian numbers.
Material: 100% hand-spun sheep wool
Size: 181×93 cms
Origin: Qashqai tribe, Iran
Date of weaving: 1970s
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