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On this page, I have posted 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 minor damaged areas can be rewoven, or the pieces can be displayed as they are.  These pieces were given hard daily use by tribal nomads, and the examples posted 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 kilims and bags.  For a discussion of tribal bags, go to The Varieties of Tribal Bags and Panels Go to our page Restoration Issues for a discussion of restoration questions, or to Mounting and Hanging Textiles  for ideas on effective presentation methods.  You may wish to read Criteria For Selecting Tribal Textiles.

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


Malatya Cicim
Eastern Anatolia
Wool.  6' x 10'5"
Brocading on a weft-faced
ground
W-1509


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


Erzerum Namazlik Kilim

Northeastern Anatolia
18th century
Wool.  48"x 63"
Slit tapestry
W-874

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


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


Karakecili/Aydin Kilim
Western Anatolia
3'2"x 11'2"
Wool.  Slit tapestry
W-6937


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


Konya Kilim
Central Anatolia
5'1" x 10'
Wool.  Slit tapestry
W-9615

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