Turkmen Double Saddlebags 1880

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1’ 6” x 3’ 1”      A Tekke Ensi double saddlebag from the late 1800s.  The Turkmen saddlebag’s front design consists of wide stripes with geometric design in yellow, black, brown separated by narrow ivory color bands.  The Turkmen double saddlebags have a flatwoven (kilim) back in a pale yellow/ivory color.The Tekke rugs from the Turkeman tribes of the Central Asia region have become extremely collectible.   It is an extremely fine-woven and beautiful tribal creation which is now used as Central Asia nomadic tribal wall art.

This complete saddlebag is also known as “khorjin” in Persian, or a double bag set.  These bags are renowned for their beautiful colors and design which is the result of using fine wool for both pile and the foundation of the rugs and the use of organic vegetable dyes. One usually sees only one of the panels but this piece has both side panels and the banded design kilim which forms the back of the bag.  The saddlebags were used by tribes to move their household items from one location to another from their seasonal moves.

Dimensions: 1’ 6” x 3’ 1” 
Date of Manufacture:  4th Quarter of the 1800s
Place of Origin:  Turkmenistan
Material:  Wool pile on a wool foundation with natural organic dyes
Condition:  Wear consistent with age and use

SKU: 1880

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