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Saddle bag

Saddle bag

  • Place of origin:


  • Date:

    19th century

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Warp: cream wool; Z2S; 19 threads per inch (80 per dm).
Main: white cotton; Z2S; 46 threads per inch (180 per dm).
Pattern: wool; Z3S; 8 colours: red, yellow, green, dark blue, blue, light purple, dark brown, black; technique of weft threads over 4 warp threads and back under 2 in single soumak, over 2 or 3 in vertical wrapping and over 3 in diagonal wrapping.
Side finish: 3 cords with returned wefts.
End finish: lower - 5.5cm plain weave in bands of dark brown, blue, red, blue and dark brown woollen weft and then cut; upper - band of dark brown weft plain weave turned under and stitched with white cotton. 6 vertical slits have been cut to allow the bag to fasten.
Field: a lattice of diamonds, each containing a hooked diamond and smaller diamonds - all in various colours.
Border: a repeating design of squares, each containing a bracketed diamond.

Place of Origin



19th century


Length: 53 cm, Width: 56 cm maximum, Width: 52 cm minimum

Object history note

Gift of Major A. W. Foster.

Production Note

Probably Karadagh.


Equestrian equipment; Transport


Middle East Section

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