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Saddlebag

Saddlebag

  • Place of origin:

    Caucasus (made)

  • Date:

    1850-1900 (made)

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.341-1925

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

WARP: cream wool; Z3S; 14 threads per inch (60 per dm).

WEFT: foundation: white cotton; Z2S; one shoot after each pattern weft; 22 weft threads per inch (90 per dm). Pattern: wool and cotton; wool Z2S; cotton, Z3S;, red and black wool; 9 colours: red, yellow, green, light green, dark blue, blue, light purple, black, white cotton. Sequence:over two warp threads and back behind it.

SIDE FINISH: returned wefts.

END FINISH: Lower: cut. There is evidence that goat hair cord has been used to assemble the bag. NB: lower left-hand corner where it attaches the piece of cream and pale blue knitted fabric (stocking stitch). Upper: cut after 2.5 cm. of plainweave with black weft. Large stitches in goat hair.

DESIGN: there are seven bands of geometric design. The central, deep band has a cream ground with interlinked, eight-sided guls; bands 2 and 6 each have one band and two half bands of hooked diamonds; bands 1, 3, 5 and 7 have the same reciprocal design with colour variation. All bands are separated by thin bands of solid colour and the minor ones by thin bands of dual colour blocks; the central band is framed by a thin line of reciprocal triangles.

Catalgoue date: 27.3.91

Place of Origin

Caucasus (made)

Date

1850-1900 (made)

Dimensions

Length: 46 cm maximum, Length: 42.5 cm minimum, Width: 49 cm

Materials

Wool; Cotton; Goat hair

Categories

Equestrian equipment; Transport

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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