Antique Caucasian Coffee Table/Ottoman


Mafrash – Manufactured in eastern Turkey, northwestern Persia and the Caucasus. Featuring three-dimensional rectangular “boxy” bags hand made by nomads. In addition, they became used for storage and bedding in their tents, for use as cargo. Furthermore, balanced over the backs of camels on migration they were mainly created in pairs.

Antique Mafrash Woven Ca 1890

Furthermore, woven soumak are the majority. Others are slit-tapestry, sometimes with narrow contrasting soumak bands. As a result, Western collectors have found that these bags make striking small tables or ottomans when up-ended over wooden boxes or blocks of heavy foam rubber.

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Antique Caucasian Coffee Table/Ottoman

This Antique Caucasian Ottoman originated as a Mafrash, also known as a bedding bag or “box” from Caucasus, Persia and Eastern Turkey. They were mostly woven in soumak or kilim technique.

40 W X 20 D X 19 H

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