Malbands are long narrow bands used to fasten loads onto camels, mules and horses for migration. Malbands are delicatelly woven, normally reversible, woven in a warp-faced double weave, with geometric designs and animals.

This antique malband has been woven with wool dyed with natural dyes. The buckle seems to have the shape of a woman, similar to the Turkish elibelinde motif. In mint condition.


Material: 100% hand-spun sheep wool and  timber

Size: 820×8 cms 

Origin: Baktiarii tribe, Iran

Date of weaving: 1950s or earlier

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SKU: AT140178