Antique Shahsavan Offering Bag 46x16cm

£120.00

Sweet Little Antique Shahsavan Offering Bag

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Description

Sweet little antique Shahsavan Offering Bag from Northwest of Iran. Stylised flower heads on a cream ground with a lozenge cream border. These bags were woven by ladies who were not able to bear children. They would put 20 candle sticks in each side and the husband would put it on his shoulder. He would travel to forty different saints mausoleums and light one candle in each as an offering. They believed that when he came back home they would then be able to have children.

In a very good condition. Couple of old repairs in the back, which has been done as a flower and a small stain.