Sun Bow Trading : Pictorial Rugs Exhibition : details

Marsh Arab
5 ft 2 in x 9 ft 9 in

The Arabs of the Iraqi marshlands are amongst the last remaining neolithic peoples. They have survived numerous invasions, and they had continued to live the same life for thousands of years until Saddam Hussein drained their marshlands and sent in tanks to destroy them.

These embroidered kilims on hand spun local wool feature bright colors often with pictorial imagery. Please click on the picture for a close up view of pregnant dancing ladies, a hand of Fatima as nazarlik, plus many local animals.