Tonight's presentation at the monthly meeting of the Kuwait Textile Arts Association was on traditional Persian textiles.
Our presenter has quite an extensive collection and many were on display.
Made by nomadic tribes, each type of "carpet" had a specific use.
Some were used as bags for carrying animals or goods; the square ones were used for family meals; some for blankets.
There are no patterns for their designs. All are one of a kind. Colors and materials are natural.
What we consider to be collectible was actually made for a utilitarian purpose. Some pieces might take up to a year to complete as the nomads wondered from place to place. Choice of color would be determined by the season and what was available at that time.
Quite an interesting and informative session. But now it is late and time to hit the hay! Hope everyone is having a terrific Tuesday. Goodnite! Friendship blessings, Tammy