A Sofreh is a specially made textile to serve a (festive) meal on.
Sofreh is also the word in Farsi for banquet or festive meal.
The dark, inward pointed 'back gammon' points are characteristic.
They exist as a square like this one, but also sometimes rectangular.
3 different techniques:
The middle is kilim textile, the edge is knotted like a carpet.
The top and bottom have a 'lying dog' pattern, a horizontal S,
which is made with a special weaving technique.
Also a magical eye in the centre.
Nomadic piece, can eb Ersari or Belouch.
These are located next to each other.
The edge has a so-called 'crab' edge - called this way because it looks like a crab.
Can be found in Turkmenistan and in the Caucasus.
- Ersari Yomuth
- Kelim, Sofreh
- 120 cm
- 123 cm
- Wool on wool
- Country of Origin
- Manufacturing period
- Mid 20th century
- In very good condition
- Rug professionally cleaned