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Salt bag

Iran or Afghanistan (Baluch)
1960s


Dimensions

28 x 22 inches

Accession Number

2018.3769

Medium or Technique

wool tapestry with supplementary weft wrapping (sumak) and knotted pile

Not On View

Classifications

Textiles

shaped flat weave bag red central medallion and white, red, and black borders with geometric patterns in sumak with pile at bottom.

Provenance

Between about 1962 and 1989, acquired by Emanuel Balkin and Lorraine Balkin (b. 1930 - d. 2017) for Décor International, Boston; 2018, gift of Emanuel Balkin to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 2018)

NOTE: Emanuel and Lorraine Balkin founded and operated the gallery Décor International from 1962 until 1989.

Credit Line

Gift of Emanuel Balkin