In Persia there are 3 ways of usage for Sofrehs
Knowing the fact, that villagers and tribesmen eat their lunch, sitting on the floor. They spread sofreh in eating time and another sofreh for preserving bread. It is not known why no hand woven sofreh remained, specially when we consider that Turkmen, Lor of Lorestan, Khamseh of Fars, Qashqai and Kurd of West Iran, … all have skill in weaving.
The most important sofrehs, woven by tribes residing in Iran are:SHOOSHTAR(IN KHUSESTAN PROVINCE)
This is not a runner but a guest Sofreh from Shushtar.they are one paires I have.
Magic of persia,Kia sar kilim,3 panels,357X213 cm,circa:1900,fine condition,till couldn't see detail images will not underestand why I called them Magic of persia,in any country or region never saw similar
Rare type of Hezar Jerib kilim,4 panels,235X185 Cm,90-100 years old,fine condition
Mazandaran 2 side pattern kilim(Lahaf),85 years old,fine condition,423X194 Cm
gashgai gabbeh,190 X150 Cm,fine condition
Khersak bakhtiari,village boldaji,fine condition,about 70_80 years old,220X154 Cm
Manouchehr Haghighat Supplier of hand-woven Persian Rugs , Gabbehs, Kilims, Taches, Sofrehs, Saltbags, Khordjins Restoration facilities with hand-spun and naturally dyed wool on premises. I have a small collection of Afshari sofreh and also some collectible pieces. I produces some double face Gabbehs ,also qashqai gabbeh about 50-60 years old by modern patterns is availabele too. I have a small colection of Turkmen jewlery and old silver jewlery and rings. I will try to answer any question you may have about Persian tribes, villages, the history of ancient Persia, ancient places in Persia and customs. Please do not hesitate to contact me. Also I wish arrange tours through an agency for those who love Persian history, culture and ancient places. I read many books about ancient Persian history and love it. You know that the first persone spoken about human rights he was an Iranian (Cyrous the Great). Please feel free to email me. or call:0098 912 1042321 mobile,0098 21 55627842 shop tel. Our prices sience we bought pieces from area are resonabele. Reserches about Hezar Jarib and kia Sar plus Khalil mahalleh kilims in a 4 days Trip to Mazandaran province, BY:MANOUCHEHR HAGHIGHAT(Haghighat Nomads)
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qashqai 19th century band,485x7 cm
qashqaee Tribes Band, With some animals is field,,Size:6.60x5.5 you see it's original wood too.
An Afshar i sofreh type,about 145X145 cm ,fine condition
Old isfahan,Qalam kar textile,Size:266 x 213 Cm,fine condition,Back is Marked by an old isfahan factories named:ATASHI
gashgai gabbeh,254X142 cm,fine condition
Gashgai torki gabbeh poshti,87X75 Cm,about 30-40 years old
Bakhtiar i gabbeh possibly from Paradonbeh village,103 years old by date,246X150 Cm,some small repiles,See Bakhtiar book written by Mr JP Willborg
4Meshad area(MOUD) fragment,85X75 Xm,90 years old,good pile
4 panels thin moj,65-70 years old,186x130 cm,fine condition
3 panels kilim,352 X 210 cm,fine condition