Galerie Ariana

A Kakarh table cloth from Afghanistan

A Kakarh table cloth from Afghanistan


browse these categories for related items...
Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Central Asian: Textiles: Pre 1960: Item # 1099710

Please refer to our stock # K002 when inquiring.
Galerie Ariana
View Seller Profile
By Appointment
USA


Guest Book
  
$365.00

Pompoms adorn the edges of this densely embroidered textile made by the Kakarh tribe of Afghanistan. Metallic couching combined with Holbein, herringone and satin stitching characterize this piece. The reverse side is lined in plainweave striped cotton. The Kakarh have descendants in western provinces of Pakistan but are mostly found in Afghanistan and eastern Iran. This textile is in perfect condition and measures 20 x 31 1/2 inches (50.8 x 80 cm). Estimated age: mid 20th century.