Lot 751

A Qashqai leather cradle / hammock, Shiraz, Qashqai tribal confederacy, Fars province, Iran,19th century. Of rectangular form, the leather structure worked in appliqué leather and metallic threads with palmettes reaching four leather loops on either end, the centre lined with a rectangular panel of Kashan silk velvet ikat, the poles intricately worked in khatamkari with a fine grid work of six-pointed stars inlaid with bone, copper and wood, probably made for a tribal chief’s nursery tent, poles 98cm long, leather structure, including loops 135cm x 83cm.

Estimate: £100-£150