Nice work on the bag. I have a
Kurdish grain bag with similar features; I'll see if I can dig up (i.e.
find...) the images.
Here is an image from Hull &
Luczyc-Wyhowska's "Kilim" that illustrates why I was on the Khorassan Kurd
track - similar but not precisely the same:
...and, as previously mentioned, the
paette is all wrong.
Similarly, this piece (this piece, and the
next two, are on the market - so, no value comments please) is also
attributed to Khorassan or Quchan Kurds - the reciprocal design is almost
identical but again, palette is different:
The next two are attributed to
unspecified Baluch weavers. The first has another replication of the
reciprocal design, and the design along the top and bottom of my bag. The
And this one has the minor PacMan
So finally, after several evenings
of digging, I found this image in Jenny Housego's Tribal Rugs:
contains both the reciprocal and end designs, and is attributed to Baluch
of east Iran.
So, I'm satisfied, Baluch it is. But as Marla pointed
out - and is evident from the images in this thread - these designs (and
their close relatives) are used broadly throughout the region.
said, I have yet to see another example of the rosette panel, which I find