Bakhtiari bag

32 € 110 €

We have been lucky enough to travel to Iran. There, we met the Bakhtiari nomads and fell in love with their handmade products. They made these bags specially for us. They can be used as handbags, to keep an iPad...

The Bakhtiari nomads of Iran are indigenous people who've lived in this culturally rich country for more than 10000 years, living in the highlands of Zagros mountains.

We came across Bakhtiari women's admirable art, specifically handmade chogha bags. It is a traditional black and white design, used primarily in their men's outfit design. Incorporating a combination of black and white stripes, with the whites predominating the design, chogha is a representation of life itself; of the joys and sorrows; of the highs and the lows. It is a reminder of the fluctuations of life and the final victory of light over darkness.

Being created almost exclusively by nomad women, chogha bags are not only the carrier of the buyer's stuff, they are also the carrier of a higher traditional philosophy and wisdom.

Being a means of artistic expression and empowerment for nomad women of Iran, chogha bags are as classically authentic and modernly fashionable as one might wish.


HANDMADE: Bakhtiari nomad women of Iran

Made in southern Iran

Sheep wool 

All sizes and proportions are different. Without the handles: from 22 cm to 26 length x 25 cm to 32 cm height x 1 cm width approx.

200 gr approx. 

Dry cleaning or hand wash with gentle shampoo in cold water. Undeniably friction will create little balls that can deteriorate its appearance. Remove them carefully with scissors (do not stretch with fingers).

Store in an airy and dry place but not in an enclosed space (closet, etc.)

* Please note that the front side is different from the back side.

* Please note that as handmade pieces they all have imperfections and vary among them. You will not receive an exact replica as in the photo shown; each piece is unique.