Uzbek Double Saddlebag 1878

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1’ 2” x 3’ 7”    A beautiful and very rare Uzbek Double Kilim Saddlebags from the early 20th century.  The bag faces have geometric designs in indigo blue, brown, rust red and pale yellow similar to the design of bags from Caucasus or the Shahsavan Tribes of  NW Persia.   The use of natural organic vegetable dyes that overtime they develop into different color hues is wonderful.  The back of the saddlebag is a striped kilim in beautiful yellow, blue, brown, and antique red.

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’ 2” x 3’ 7”
Date of Manufacture:  1st Quarter of the 1900s
Place of Origin:  Uzbekistan, Central Asia
Material:  Wool pile on a wool foundation with natural organic dyes
Condition:  Wear consistent with age and use

SKU: 1878

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