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20th century KURDISH bag face from important Bonython decorative arts collection

20th century KURDISH bag face from important Bonython decorative arts collection

$250.00


From the important decorative arts collection of prominent founding South Australian family Warren (Charles) and Bunty (Cynthia) Bonython.

Hand woven and dyed flatware KURDISH bag face of sheep wool and goat hair. Perfect condition. 94cm x 25cm

Front: Strong red, beige, mustard, blue, green hand knotted design of horned motifs (female).

Central decoration of tufts of unseen raw wool.

30cm grey plaited goathair fringe along one long edge with 5 plaited strands knotted together to form one plait. One plait has a small scrap of handwoven gold silk tied to the end with gold tied tassels on one edge. 

10cm red/blue/grey/yellow wool fringe on bottom narrow end.

Back: red and blue alternate 3-4cm strip embroidered on one edge with 1 each red, white and yellow diamond.

Warren's grandfather was Sir John Langdon Bonython, a politician, philanthropist and founder of The Advertiser. Aunty was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Frank Young who were a prominent Adelaide family. Warren and Bunty's important collection of Persian rugs, carpets and textiles, fine Australian art and European, Asian and Australian antiques was auctioned on 14 May 2014. This collection was a result of a lifetime of travelling and appreciation and support of Australian and international arts and considered an important collection.