antique saddlebag face timuri tribes borderlands of eastern persiawestern afghanistan

Antique Saddle-Bag Face, Timuri Tribes, Borderlands of Eastern Persia/Western Afghanistan.


| $906 USD | €758 EUR

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Once part of a complete pair of saddle-bags, this is all that remains of what was once stunning utilitarian bags, made by Timuri nomads on the borderlands of east Persia and west Afghanistan circa 1860. Nevertheless, on its own, it is easier to display and at least the beauty is in each of the two piled faces - the other sadly, long departed! The large central octagon, divided into four parts, contains a central '8-pointed star' surrounded by zoomorphic creatures - probably horned deer - symbolically important in shamanism. Around the octagon are '8-pointed stars' - symbols of power and protection. This is the remains of a once-powerful representation of Timuri symbolism - now long gone.
Size: 84cm x 74cm (2' 9" x 2' 5").
Viewing by appointment only.
Internal Ref: LCBM3


Height = 74 cm (29")
Width = 84 cm (33")
Depth = 0 cm (0")

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