Saddlebag with Scrolling Design
Saddlebag with Scrolling Design

Saddlebag with Scrolling Design


Artist
Baluch, Western Aghanistan (Afghan)
Date
Mid 20th century
Medium
Wool
Dimensions
Approximate : 22 x 57 in. (55.88 cm x 1.4 m)
Credit Line
Gift of Verne Trinoskey and Paula Armintrout Trinoskey
Object Number
2017.51.29

Label
Some people interpret the scrolling design featured on this saddlebag as a stylized image of flowing water, access to which is essential to the nomads and semi-nomads of Baluchistan. Other people think the design may derive from an earlier Central or Eastern Asian motif of coiling dragons that came to Afghanistan along the ancient Silk Road trade routes.

Object Type
Textile