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17. Afshar knotted carpet belt, Iran
 
18. Detail of the Afshar knotted carpet belt
 
19. Close up detail of Afshr knotted carpet belt
 
23. Horse decoration, Pakistan
 
 
 

Part 6:

Tassels as Nazarlik


Saul had a knotted carpet belt from the Afshar peoples of Iran (pic.17).

The woven part of this band is quite narrow, but it has a colorful top selvedge and a vertically wider array of wrapped open diamond forms below that end in tassels.

Here is a closer look at a detail of this piece (pic.18).

And an even closer one (pic 19)

Animals are very important to tribal peoples, and also get the added protection of nazarliks.

The next piece (pic. 23) is from Pakistan, and is a decoration for a horse's chest.

Note the usage of mirrors, blue beads and tassels.

Part 7: Mirrors as Nazarlik
  
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