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Saddle bag?

Caucasian or Northwest Persia
late 19th century


36 x 50 cm (14 3/16 x 19 11/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .50 x .36

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Warp, yellow wool; weft, red wool; pile, wool; 16 Persian (Sehna) knots to a square centimeter. The ground of the mainfield is dark blue, a large white and red diamond with a blue cross in the middle and two yellow conventional angular leaf-forms, with smaller diamonds on the sides fill the field. This is surrounded by a white broder with a design of an undulating stem, cross-like flowers and heart-shaped leaves. Light green and brown are used in small quantities. The sides are overcast with brown wool. Like 15.847 but with the colors differently arranged.

Credit Line

Gift of John Gorakian