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On this page, I'm posting excellent 19th century bags and kilims that I originally bought with the intention of restoring or mounting. These projects never were completed, however, and so I'm now offering them "as is."  Their damaged areas can be rewoven, or the pieces can be displayed as they are. Important Anatolian ala uval are included, for example--pieces that I bought a few years ago when it was apparent that early examples were becoming very rare. These pieces were given hard daily use, and even with their holes, the examples shown here are in better condition than most survivors of their age. 

Click on the inventory numbers to see larger photos.  Go to our Tribal Textiles page for more bags, or our HOME  page for textiles from around the world. For a discussion of tribal bags, go to The Varieties of Tribal Bags and Panels Go to our page In the Restoration Studio for a discussion of restoration issues, or read Criteria For Selecting Tribal Textiles.


 

Maras Ala Cuval Face
Southeast Anatolia
45"x 38"
Wool and cotton
Soumak and reciprocal brocading
W-8383

Yuncu Ala Cuval Face
Northwest Anatolia
25"x 49"
Wool
Reciprocal brocading and
complimentary weft weave
W-9155


Bergama Ala Cuval Face
Northwestern Anatolia
29"x 41"
Wool. Reciprocal brocading
W-9043


Malatya Bag Face
Eastern Anatolia
28"x 32"
Wool and cotton. Slit tapestry
W-8633


Azeri Mafrash Panel
Northwest Persia
43"x 51"
Wool.  Brocading
W-9046


Malatya/Sinan Saddlebag
Eastern Anatolia
26"x 57"
Wool and cotton
Slit tapestry
W-2376


Malatya/Sinan Ala Cuval Face
Eastern Anatolia
25"x 45"
Wool and cotton
Reciprocal brocading; card-woven
strap
W-9016


Konya Kilim
Central Anatolia
29"x 15'
Wool
Slit tapestry
W-414


Baluch Bag Face

NE Persia
Circa 1900
26"x 27"
Wool. Soumak and weft-substitution
W-8440


Shahsevan Mafrash Panels
Azerbaijan
42"x 19"and 22"x 18"
Wool and cotton. Soumak
W-8427
W-8428

Pair of Lori/Bakhtiari Saddlebag Faces
Southwest Persia
44"x 37" and 45"x 36"
Wool and cotton
Soumak and knotted pile
W-8448
W-8449

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MARLA MALLETT
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Atlanta, GA  30306   USA

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