DESCRIPTION: An extraordinary, thick and vibrantly colored horse saddle blanket, hand woven in Persia, and complete with original plaited rope fringe. Colorful geometric patterns form the ground of this tribal piece (probably Kurdish or Luri), separated by black and white key fret borders. This large textile would be stunning as a wall hanging, throw or rug. Please see the last photo showing how these trappings are actually worn on a horse. Pieces with similar characteristics can also be seen in "HORSE AND CAMEL TRAPPINGS FROM TRIBAL IRAN" by Parviz Tanavoli. CONDITION: Very good; a few scattered loose threads, but very solid and substantial. PROVENANCE: Estate of Professor Louis Flam. DIMENSIONS: 52'' x 58'' (132 x 147 cm).