antique half saddlebag timuri tribes borderlands of eastern persia western afghanistan

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


Price

£2,300
| $3,205 USD | €2,680 EUR


Item Ref

B16

Description

This superb example of nineteenth century Timuri work has the softest, lustrous quality wool one is likely to find from this tribe. Their nineteenth century wool, taken from the fat-tailed mountain sheep, sheared once a year, ranks amongst the best wool in the East. The bag contains a rare main border design of 's' symbols and in the deep indigo-blue field, can be seen five golden yellow 'guls' containing '8-pointed stars', symbolising spirituality and protection.
Once part of a double saddle-bag, this half is in excellent condition and retains its original plain-weave back, although slightly damaged on the lappits. Rare!
Size: 76cm x 71cm (2' 6" x 2' 4").
Viewing by appointment only.
Internal Ref: B16


Dimensions

Height = 76 cm (30")
Width = 71 cm (28")
Depth = 0 cm (0")



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