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Saddlebag
Saddlebag
Date:
19th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Wool, Goat Hair; Knotted Pile (asymmetrical Knot, Open Left), Complementary-weft Weave, Weft-faced Plain Weave, Countered Twining, Slit Tapestry (closures);
Dimensions:
63.5 x 144.8 cm (25 x 57 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Asia
Culture/People:
Baluch (?) People
Accession Number:
1988.11.11
Acquisition Date:
1988-06-09
Credit Line:

The Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Collection
Bequest of H. McCoy Jones

Complete saddlebag with the central square of each bag patterned in complementary-weft weave (weft substitution) bordered on all four sides with thick pile. The central part of both bags consists of three horizonatal bands, the top and bottom bands patterned throughout with tiny botehs. The fine polychrome closures are of slit-tapestry construction. Foundation wefts are dark brown.

The bag was attributed to the Afshar in original registration records. The simple, unembellished, and structurally weak closures, the unusally wide bridge between the two bags, the orientation of the asymmetrical knot to the left, and the light red of the back of the saddlebags are not characteristics of Afhar weaving. It is much more likely to be Baluch.

Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”