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Central Persia | Sofreh Kamo (Qhorud) | Wool | First half 20th century | Sofreh (from the Arabic ‘sufrah’, meaning ‘dinning table’), is a traditional cloth, often spread on the ground, on which to place food

Central Persia | Sofreh Kamo (Qhorud) | Wool | First half 20th century | Sofreh (from the Arabic ‘sufrah’, meaning ‘dinning table’), is a traditional cloth, often spread on the ground, on which to place food

* Jiroft sofreh, southeast Persia, 20th century The Persian sofreh (from the Arabic ‘sufrah’, meaning ‘dinning table’), is a traditional cloth, often spread on the ground, on which to place food, which is considered sacred. The cloth is symbolically used as a clean surface where it is possible to eat without contaminating the food.

* Jiroft sofreh, southeast Persia, 20th century The Persian sofreh (from the Arabic ‘sufrah’, meaning ‘dinning table’), is a traditional cloth, often spread on the ground, on which to place food, which is considered sacred. The cloth is symbolically used as a clean surface where it is possible to eat without contaminating the food.

fr552 - Although often called Tuareg mats, in fact this style of large floor mats with elaborate multicoloured decoration were made by women of the Maure ethnic group, predominantly in Mauretania. Tuareg mats were apparently usually either very small or long and narrow, rather than these large rectangles. However there are two styles of large mat, this heavily decorated type that is definitely Maure in origin, and others that are more minimal.

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Detail: AS517 - Rare weft-faced strip weave woven from blue and white hand spun cotton and magenta silk from the Saharan trade. Little attention has been paid to these cloths and even less is known about their precise origins, but it seems likely that some or all of them were woven by weavers living either side of the Benue River in the so-called "Middle Belt" of Eastern Nigeria. Continues http://www.adireafricantextiles.com/asooke4.htm

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Persian mosaic

A monumental Timurid Mosaic Tile panel with lotus blossoms, Transoxiana, century - 133 by

Alexander Kori Girard, System of Space 3 - love the pattern and colours in this painting.

Alexander Kori Girard at Triple Base

Nigerian cloth

Welcome to Adire African Nigerian Women's Weaving Gallery

Ewe, Ghana, men's cloth, early to mid C20th. Unusual variant on weft-faced style.

Ewe, Ghana, men's cloth, early to mid Unusual variant on weft-faced style.

Very unusual Ewe man's cloth where the weaver has explored and played around…

Very unusual Ewe man's cloth where the weaver has explored and played around with the possibilities of a limited range of colours and of wef.

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Untitled Textile Design  Elza Sunderland (Hungary, active United States, California, 1903-1991)

Elza Sunderland, mid century-The formal elements in this surface pattern which the designer has used are line and color ,he has used very little color but it gives a big impact to this design.

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