antique salt bag timuri tribes borderlands of eastern persia and western afghanistan

Antique Salt Bag, Timuri Tribes, Borderlands of Eastern Persia and Western Afghanistan.


Price

POA

Item Ref

SJ8

Description

This is an amazing salt bag! In mint condition, all vegetable colours with highlights of silk throughout, it was made by Timuri tribes in the borderlands of eastern Persia and western Afghanistan around the early part of the 20th century. I would guess that this bag was made for a very important member of the tribe such as the chief, possibly a dowry weaving and stored in a bokcha (chest) and possibly never used. The tassels are intact and symbolise good luck to the owner of the bag. An incredible fine knotted pile on both faces and very special.
Size: 91cm x 50cm (3' 0" x 1' 8") including tassels.
Viewing by appointment only.
Internal Ref: SJ8



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