antique saltbag zaggar mengal tribe nushki chagai baluchistan

Antique Salt-Bag, Zaggar Mengal Tribe, Nushki, Chagai, Baluchistan.


Price

£850
| $1,146 USD | €992 EUR


Item Ref

BM/ZM

Description

Recently acquired in Baluchistan, this finely woven namakdan (salt-bag), was made by the Zaggar Mengal tribe in the Nushki area of Chagai Province in Baluchistan during the early 20th century.
Salt-bags, as the name implies, were used for containing rock-salt which was given to the pack animals during long, hot migrations to help in the dehydration process.
This handsome bag, woven in weft-faced plain-weave with pattern wefts floating on the reverse, is in excellent condition, complete with the remains of the tassels, which were attached for good luck.
Size: 55cm x 36cm (1' 10" x 1' 6").
Viewing by appointment only.
Internal Ref: BM/ZM


Dimensions

Height = 55 cm (22")
Width = 36 cm (14")
Depth = 0 cm (0")



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