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Saddlebag

Saddlebag

  • Place of origin:

    Caucasus (made)

  • Date:

    1850-1900 (made)

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.339-1925

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

WARP: cream wool; Z2S; 20 threads per inch (90 per dm).

WEFT: cream wool (check); 1 shoot after each pattern weft; 18 weft threads per inch (80 per dm). Pattern: wool and cotton; wool Z2S, cotton, (check). 8 colours: red, orange, yellow/green, dark blue, blue, purple, dark brown, white cotton; Z3S; Sequence: over 4 warp threads and back behind 2.

SIDE FINISH: returned wefts. Blue and brown wool has been used to oversew the sides when assembling the bag. They now resemble tufts of wool.

END FINISH: Lower: cut. Upper: 1 cm. max plainweave with dark brown wool turned and stitched in place with dark brown goats' hair (?); 2 remnants of thick cord (loop?) halfway along top.

DESIGN: there are eight bands of geometric design. The central, deep band has a white ground with a band of three hooked ovoids containing a quartered motif with two-quarters on the white ground; bands 2 and 6 share a design of triangular motifs on a red ground; bands 1, 3, 5, and 7 share the same small design in a variety of colours on a white ground; band 8 has a horizontally reciprocal three-pronged 'chain' in red and green.

Catalogue date: 27.3.91

Place of Origin

Caucasus (made)

Date

1850-1900 (made)

Dimensions

Length: 44 cm maximum, Length: 38 cm minimum, Width: 49 cm maximum, Width: 46 cm minimum

Production Note

see also Circ. 342-1925 which may be the other end of the same bag.

Materials

Wool; Cotton; Goat hair

Categories

Equestrian equipment; Transport

Collection

Middle East Section

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