2 feet x 1 foot 11 inches
60 cm. x 58 cm.
Like the previous example, this soumak bag also has a large octagonal medallion
with stars, an inner medallion with a star-like design, and animals enclosed
within the central field. The large, wide border is very similar to that on
plate six and the appearance and placement of the four large animals is very
similar to those found on plate five. These similarities and many others underscore
the cohesive design iconography present in the indigenous soumak weaving culture
of the Caucasus and also demonstrates the viability certain designs were able
to maintain over large distances and long periods of time.
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