Shahsavan Soumac Mafrash
late 19th century
16" x 42" x 20"
Textile
Region: Kermanshah Province, Iran
The Mofrash is a type of cargo bag. In many cases, these satchels are split up and sold in pieces; the two examples here are complete and original. These striking pieces came from the Shahsavan and Kermanshah Provinces of Persia and were woven using the slit tapestry species of weft-faced plain weave.