This Neriz Pushtu Kilim silkscreen print series includes three sets of four 18″ x 16″ prints. One set is is red brick, green, and black on white. Another is in red, blue, yellow, and black on white. A third is in red, blue, yellow, gray, and black on white. Our source for this pattern was a fine kilim bridge connecting a pair of Neriz pushti, Southwestern Iran, ca. 1890. Photographed at a Skinner auction, Boston, April 2019.
Pushti are small rugs or pile mats measuring no more than 2 x 3 feet. They are often used to make carrying bags. Connecting two pushti with a bridge of flat weave material transforms them into saddle bags.