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Saddle bag

Saddle bag

  • Place of origin:

    Caucasus (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

WARP: cream wool; Z2S; 13 threads per inch (50-56 per dm)

WEFT: dark orange wool; Z spun, unplied, 1 thread per shoot (see T7-1924), 4 shoots, CHECK; 8-10 knots per inch , 33-35 per dm).

PILE: wool; 10 colours: red, dark orange, light orange, yellow, dark green, dark blue, blue, light blue, brown/black, cream; symmetrical knot tied around 2 threads; 59 knots per sq. inch (825-980 (av. 902) per sq. dm.)

SIDE FINISH: web of 5 threads of return weft, turned back and stitched.

END FINISH: Lower: band of plain weave with dark orange weft; then alternating blocks of light orange, red, brown/black and yellow with slight indications of blocks between slits. Upper: cut but with remains of plain weave with brown/black weft.

DESIGN: Field: diagonal lattice in brown/black forming diamonds of various colours each containing a cross in various colours.

Main border: cream ground with single diamonds in various colours outlined and linked in brown/black.

Guard stripes: inner has red and blue squares outlined in brownblack. Outer has light blue and dark orange squares outlined in brown/black.

Catalogue Date. 27.2.91

Place of Origin

Caucasus (made)


19th century (made)


Length: 57 cm maximum, Length: 54 cm minimum, Width: 56.5 cm maximum, Width: 54.5 cm minimum

Production Note

Comparisons: See. T7-1924

Also Raoul Tschebull article in Hali 75, p. 67




Equestrian equipment; Transport


Middle East Section

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