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Saddle bag

South Caucuses/NW Persia?


34.5 x 77.5 cm (13 9/16 x 30 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Plain weave wool; weaving (soumak)

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts



Warp, brown wool; weft, red wool. The ground of the mainfield is dark red, and is divided into diamonds by red, blue and white lines; in each diamond is an octagon of dark blue outlined with yellow and detailed with a gray blue square and four triangles arranged symmetrically. The main border has a white ground and a design of diamonds and other geometrical forms in blue, red and yellow. The back is of yellowish red tapestry.

Credit Line

Gift of John Gorakian