Kurdish soffreh

Kurdish soffreh
from western Persia
early 20th century
Size: 102 x 97 cm

List price: $. 1,100
Sale price: $. 550

This type of small mat on which food was served is known as a soffreh and was produced in much the same design format by many tribal groups including the Kurds, Afshar and Baluch.
Typical is the plain abrashed camel ground, sometimes undecorated, sometimes with minimal motifs as shown here. Most soffreh typically show a variety of supplementary flat weave techniques.