South Caucasian Azerbaijan Sumac

Second Half 19th Century South Caucasian, Azerbaijan Sumac

Our attribution of this sumakh bag face is guided by Wertime who published an almost identical example. A further bag of this rare group is encountered in Frauenknecht's book, "Schahsavan Sumakh Taschen". Since various nomad tribes inhabited the Karabagh region during the 19th century, it is impossible to ascertain the precise group who made these bags. – Well preserved, the kilim back stitched to the reverse belongs to a different bag.Size 60 x 60 cm

WERTIME, JOHN T., Sumak Bags of Northwest Persia & Transcaucasia. London 1998, no. 126 *** FRAUENKNECHT, BERTRAM, Schahsavan Sumakh Taschen. Fürth 1993, ill. 49

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