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Antique Salt-Bag, Uzbek Tribes, Uzbekistan.



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Salt-Bags (namakdan) of the Uzbek nomads are rare. Their purpose was purely utilitarian and used for containing lumps of rock-salt, given to their animals during long migrations to help in the dehydration process. This extremely fine bag in plain-weave technique has an exciting visual appearance with the zig-zag pattern probably representing flowing water - a necessity in their daily lives. The bag is in excellent condition with plain-weave back and original tassels, inserted for good luck and made circa 1900. All the dyes are natural with a lovely use of golden yellow throughout.
Size: 53cm x 36cm (1' 9" x 1' 2") excluding tassels.
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Internal Ref: BMac9

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