South Persian Tribalweaving

Collectorsof small southern Persian tribal weavingsfor almost two decades, the authorsbecame curiousabout the nomadsof thisregion and how their woven itemswere used. Illustrationsin ethnographicliterature often provided enlightenmentand soon theywere searching for photographs of Persian nomadiclife with almost asmuch enthusiasm astheir weavings. In the first of two articles, theyfocuson the life ofthe nomadsand their use ofsmallformatweavings.