Salt Bag 1630

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13" x 16" x 1"      A vintage Baluch tribal salt bag with geometric pattern in red, blue and brown colors.  A tribal salt bag for preserving and transporting salt during migration. 

For the tribal people salt has always been one of the most important and precious spices for preserving food and also food flavoring.  During human history salt has been considered valuable as a form of money and payment.  For the caravans that travel in the desert, salt becomes a life saving spice.  The salt bags were woven to be used as functional pieces for protecting and transporting material and goods between their various grazing and composites. Because of the rarity, these items have become very collectible and more often used as decorative arts.

Dimensions: 13" x 16" x 1"
Date of Manufacture:  2nd Quarter of the 1900s
Place of Origin:  SE Persia
Material:  Wool on a wool foundation with natural dyes
Condition:  Wear consistent with age and use

SKU: 1630

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