Baghdadi tapestry, wool on wool, 60-70 years old, 3x7ft.
This traditional Baghdadi tapestry is a one-of-a-kind wall hanging usually displayed on the walls of a tent or mud brick home. These very special pieces are a joy to preserve and display, they have survived so much.
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.
*Note: A tapestry is a thin flat-weave textile traditionally meant for hanging on the wall.
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