Africa | Interior Hanging from Mali, Niger River region | 19th century | Wool, cotton and natural dye | Large-scale textiles created south of the Sahara were generally intended as enhancements for domestic environments
Old Persian Qashqai Sofreh Kilim. Circa 1940s. A sofreh is a flatweave rug made by tribesmen from Persia and the Caucasus as a ground cloth during meals. This example has a striking design in contrasting colours of red, blue and yellow. Offered by Pars Rugs at The Edenbridge Galleries, Kent.