Saddle Bag, Kurdish, W Persia
A very fine Kurdish bag, early 20th century, fabulous colours of natural dyes. It is in almost mint condition, perhaps indicating it was so prized that it was not much slung over donkeys’ backs or stuffed with pots and pans.
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Life for many tribes around the world who depend on animals to subsist has often been a well of textile creativity, spurred on by a kind of joyful competitive spirit, not unlike the urge in some quarters to buy the latest model of a car! Being portable and fit for any of the many needs of their life, produced an amazing variety of bags and trappings, always expressing family, tribal, and regional pride.