Baghdadi tapestry, wool on wool, 60-70 years old, 5x6ft.
The playfulness and light this piece brings at first glance is a good sign of the joy it will bring to any space, and the age shows it can make the distance.
This type of piece would be made by the ladies in the family to bring good luck to the home and brighten up the traditional spaces around the fireplace, the center of home life.
These tapestries are created by doing traditional needle-point embroidery over a fabric called 'bayeta', a loosely woven material made of coarse, hand-spun wool yarn. It is found in weaving traditions all over the world, from Iraq to Peru to Southeast Asia. This one is a very special heirloom style from southern Iraq.
For the modern home, it would be great in front of a window, though beware of too much direct sunlight. They can work well on the floor too, but because of their age need to be in low-traffic areas, shoes off preferably.
*It is hand-sewn down the middle, so there will be some inconsistencies in the seam. There are also natural wear and tear marks, but nothing major.
*Note: A tapestry is a thin flat-weave textile traditionally meant for hanging on the wall.
All sizes are approximate, specific measurements available upon request. Condition for all units is included to the best of our knowledge.
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