Teppich. Zürich. Vintage Kilim with Soumak, nomadic bag. Mafrash, Kilim. Handgewebter Teppich, Kelim. Laden, Zürich. www.kilimmesoftly.ch

Small Mafrash Kilim

Natural brown base, terracotta for the soumak part, with ochre, white, green and blue-green details


This is a semi-antique Shahsavan mafrash side panel. It was a transport bag (now open), maybe used as a cradle. The main part is in plain weave and both sides are in soumak. All natural colours and in good condition. This extremely refined textile shows us all the sophistication that the nomadic people use to put into daily objects.


COUNTRY: Caucasus, Nord East Persia

DATE OF PRODUCTION: Early 20th century

TECHNIQUE/MATERIALS: Kilim and Soumak; wool and cotton, natural dyed colours

CONDITION: Good, clean

WIDTH: 75 cm

LENGTH: 125 cm