antique saltbag azeri nomads azerbaijan

Antique Salt-Bag, Azeri Nomads, Azerbaijan.


| $1,265 USD | €1,076 EUR

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I love the powerful 'birds-heads' lozenge in the centre of this simple but majestic salt-bag - made by Azeri tribes in Azerbaijan around 1900. Salt-bags or 'namakdan' in Persian, were, as the name implies, used for containing rock-salt which was given to the animals during migrations to help in the dehydration process. Often nuts were kept in these bags such as pistachio and almonds.
The face of this bag is in knotted-pile - the back with horizontal bands of different colours - and it is in complete, original condition.
Size: 63cm x 44cm (2' 1" x 1' 5").
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Internal Ref: BM18


Height = 63 cm (25")
Width = 44 cm (18")
Depth = 0 cm (0")

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