11279

A Tribal Kurdi grain bag, No. 11279 70x105cm

Tribal bags like this "grain sack" are among the most intriguing creations of nomadic cultures. Designed for practical use, often to carry rice or wheat, they also showcase the skills of their makers, typically young girls, who create such pieces as part of their dowries or as gifts for their lovers.

This beautiful piece, dating back to the 1930s, has been preserved as a heritage item, carrying forward the story of love, devotion, and an ancient culture that dates back to 1000 BC.

The Kurd weaver responsible for this piece belongs to a people who have roamed the lands from the Tigris to the valleys of Mount Zagros, extending to Khorassan and beyond in their millennia-old existence.