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Sumak Bags of Northwest Persia & Transcaucasia

£24.99

Product description

Sumak bags were woven by tribes in the Near East to store and carry articles and foodstuffs, and range in size from small salt bags to large bedding bags. Sumak is not a people or region, but a technique - an elaborate form of flat-weaving. Owing to their sophisticated weaving technique, strong colours and highly decorative design, sumak bags from that region are particularly sought after by collectors.;With reference to a selection of the best pieces available, the author of this book develops a case for pinpointing specific regional weaving styles, by grouping the bags according to shared design repertoire, use of colour, and sumak technique.

Book condition is very good. Pages are clean and bright. Signature and date on first page.

Item details

Author(s):
Wertime, John T.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
34.7cm x 24.8cm
Edition:
1998
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1856691071
ISBN-13:
9781856691079
Number of pages:
240
Publisher:
Laurence King in association with Hali

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Sumak bags were woven by tribes in the Near East to store and carry articles and foodstuffs, and range in size from small salt bags to large bedding bags. Sumak is not a people or region, but a technique - an elaborate form of flat-weaving. Owing to their sophisticated weaving technique, strong colours and highly decorative design, sumak bags from that region are particularly sought after by collectors.;With reference to a selection of the best pieces available, the author of this book develops a case for pinpointing specific regional weaving styles, by grouping the bags according to shared design repertoire, use of colour, and sumak technique.

Book condition is very good. Pages are clean and bright. Signature and date on first page.

Author(s):
Wertime, John T.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
34.7cm x 24.8cm
Edition:
1998
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1856691071
ISBN-13:
9781856691079
Number of pages:
240
Publisher:
Laurence King in association with Hali

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