Unusual slightly abstract effect appears in the way the pattern (in wool) is formed over a white base (in cotton). The technique is known as sumak – which appears like embroidery but is formed as the piece is woven. The back shows more typically the strong colours of Veramin of Central Persia.
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Life for many tribes around the world who depend on animals to subsist has often been a well of textile creativity, spurred on by a kind of joyful competitive spirit, not unlike the urge in some quarters to buy the latest model of a car! Being portable and fit for any of the many needs of their life, produced an amazing variety of bags and trappings, always expressing family, tribal, and regional pride.