antique half saddlebag timuri tribes borderlands of eastern persia western afghanistan

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


| $3,205 USD | €2,680 EUR

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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


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

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