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Plate Three
1 foot 9 inches x 1 foot 9 inches
54 cm. by 54 cm.

Within the central medallion of this soumak bag the small yellow star-like design has been woven in silk, a material rarely used in the construction of these bags. Its appearance here, in the most central area of the design, shows the importance the weaver placed on its use.

This author believes that this particular bag was woven in the Talish region where such brilliant coloration, hard shiny wool and similar designs are known to have been present. But until further scientific and ethnographic research is undertaken this and any other suggestions of provenance made in the following descriptions must remain as pure speculation.


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