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ORIENTAL RUGS DICTIONARY



Mafrash

A flat-woven bag in a form of a box, used to contain bedding.  Often they considered as cradles but it is not a correct asumtion. The Marash is usually made in a kilim weave and sometimes in a Soumac weave.  Being more rare the Soumac weave type is more in demand by collectors.

Mafrash were being made by Shahsavan, Afshar and some Kurd