Sun Bow Trading : Pictorial Rugs Exhibition : details

Hakkari Kurd Şameram
2 ft 9 in x 5 ft 3 in

Şameran is queen of the snakes and is a mythical creature predating Islam. She is a popular image in weaving and in other art forms such as glass painting. Her image is currently used as Nazarlik. For more information, see our January 2010 exhibition on the subject.

This pre first World War Kurdish example is the oldest we have seen.