Bag Face with Peacock Design


Artist
Aimaq, Western Afghanistan (Afghan)
Date
Late 19th century
Medium
Woll
Dimensions
Work : 22 x 22 in. (55.88 x 55.88 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of the Mason Family in honor of Verne Trinoskey and Paula Armintrout Trinoskey
Object Number
2017.57.3

Label
Peacocks are traditional symbols of status and power in Iran and Afghanistan. This weaving is one panel from a small-sized saddle bag. The worn wool pile and faded colors indicate that the saddle bag was used outdoors for many years.

Object Type
Textile