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Saddle cloth

probably Afghani or Persian
late 19th century


126 x 84 cm (49 5/8 x 33 1/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .84 x 1.26

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton and Wool; embroidery

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts



The middle section is pink felt very much faded and full of holes. The sides and border are embroidered closely with red, blue, neutral yellow and white cotton in chain-stitch. The design on a ground of coarse homespun of faded violet wool over white felt, consists of small rosettes “palms” and other conventional forms. Trimmed and bound with green leather. Very much moth eaten.

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy